Category: Military

War and comics

War and comics

| August 22, 2013 | Reply

Harvey Kurtzman — to the extent he is remembered — is remembered for his iconic stories and drawing style from EC’s classic (and ultimately banned) horror comics, such as Tales from the Crypt. But, as this article by Matthew Gault over at War is Boring explains, Kurtzman pioneered a realistic, non-propagandist style of war comics […]

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US Navy lets Japanese Imperial Navy know how to reach them: 13 August 1945

US Navy lets Japanese Imperial Navy know how to reach them: 13 August 1945

| August 17, 2013 | 1 Reply

Today is the anniversary of the surrender of Japan to the United States. As it turns out, my father John Webster — as a 21-year-old US Navy radioman on Guam in August 1945 — was involved in sending the message from the US Navy to the Japanese Imperial Navy on how to reach them for […]

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About those “bumps in the road”

About those “bumps in the road”

| October 10, 2012 | Reply

Hat tip to Vodkapundit.

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Keep your eye on China

Keep your eye on China

| September 17, 2012 | 2 Replies

[UPDATE at end of post] Russian President-for-Life Vladimir Putin can show off his pecs and fly with the geese, but Russia is largely a world-power has-been at this point, even with its nuclear arsenal. China, though — China, with fewer nukes, is more dangerous, all the more so because of its internal problems (weak economics […]

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It appears someone else is doing some celebrating of their own

It appears someone else is doing some celebrating of their own

| September 11, 2012 | Reply

…unless you think it’s an accident that this happened on 9/11.  ..bruce w..

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Memorial Day – 2012

Memorial Day – 2012

| May 28, 2012 | Reply

Remembering those veterans from our respective families who have since passed on (reposted from years past): Bruce Henderson: Peter Anderson, USMC — My dear departed uncle Peter served with Marine Intel during Vietnam Ian Henderson, RAF — [my dear departed father] RAF pilot who served the crown during the Battle of Britain as well the […]

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“Act of Valor”: a brief review, w/spoilers

“Act of Valor”: a brief review, w/spoilers

| February 25, 2012 | Reply

[Originally posted over at Ace of Spades] Those who “abjure” violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf. — George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism This film has gotten a fair amount of ‘net publicity — though probably not nearly enough regular marketing — because of its fundamental concept: film a […]

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On Memorial Day — here’s to my dad

On Memorial Day — here’s to my dad

| May 30, 2011 | Reply

I know I haven’t been posting much lately — I haven’t had a lot to say. But today, on Memorial Day, I want to repost the eulogy I gave for my father when we scattered his ashes out at sea in June 1997. My father’s life spanned three-fourths of this [the 20th] century and was, […]

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The Myth of the Defense Deficit

The Myth of the Defense Deficit

| March 3, 2011 | Reply

Honestly: our defense spending is high. We’re still embroiled in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and while we’re withdrawing from Iraq, it really is unclear (President Obama’s various pronouncements notwithstanding) when and under what circumstances we’ll actually leave. So, yes, if we weren’t spending the money we’re spending on defense, we’d have a lower deficit. Maybe. […]

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Pearl Harbor, redux

Pearl Harbor, redux

| December 7, 2010 | Reply

I could do without the music and intense narration, but I post this in memory of my late father, John A. Webster, who was there at Pearl Harbor as a 17-year-old seaman first class aboard the USS San Francisco.  If you click through on the video to YouTube, there are additional segments. Hat tip to […]

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