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Medal of Honor

You like war stories? I got war stories, and this is one of the best. I like it not only because of the heroism of our men on Guadalcanal, but also because it so well demonstrates the uncertainty of life, the degree to which vast events turn on the actions of a few brave people–including cooks and bottle washers–and how ridiculous it is for any of us, even brilliant pundits–to believe he can forecast the outcome of conflicts.

Michael LedeenMichael Ledeen is an American historian, philosopher, foreign-policy analyst, and writer. He is a former consultant to the National Security Council, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. ...


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