Pilgrim on a Lonely Journey

Pilgrim on a Lonely Journey

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard This is the week of the mass American pilgrimage. Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, is the day we Americans travel home. It is the one holiday we all share, no matter what our religion. The day when we gather as families....
The Venezuelan Pirates of the Caribbean

The Venezuelan Pirates of the Caribbean

By Jay Holmes On October 10, 2013, the Venezuelan Navy frigate Yakuna seized the ocean exploration ship Teknik Perdana from Guyanese waters and ordered it to proceed to Isla Margarita in Venezuela. On October 12, the headlines of a BBC article read “US ship detained...

Iraq — Ten Years Later

By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes Ten years ago this week, a US led coalition invaded Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein. While it is still a bit too soon to see the long term prospects for the post-Saddam Iraq, we have enough hindsight to make reasonable judgments...