by John D. Guandolo
Yesterday, November 10th, was the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Marines across the globe celebrated in the usual ways by reading General John A. Lejeune’s letter, listening to the current Marine Corps Commandant’s comments, honoring America, singing the Marines’ Hymn, remembering our fallen comrades, and sharing a piece of birthday cake.
Today is Veteran’s Day. Today America pauses to thank all veterans who have served their nation.
It is right to celebrate our history, our victories, those who have served, and those who gave the last great measure of devotion for the sake of liberty and the continuation of the American Republic.
However, both of these celebrations occur in the shadows of defeats in wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria despite the fact the U.S. military performed admirably in these countries.
Why has there been no significant investigation into WHY we lost the wars in these countries?
Why have their been no calls for accountability in the military and in civilian government?
Why have U.S. military leaders ordered their men and women into battle without identifying the enemy or the enemy’s threat doctrine?
Why have U.S. military leaders been unwilling to identify Islam and its doctrine of sharia as the threat to the American Republic and its people?
Tens of thousands of servicemen and women are dead and wounded after eighteen (18) years of combat in places like Iraq, Iran, Syria, and parts of Africa.
On this Veteran’s Day, Understanding the Threat (UTT) – whose current President and Vice President are both Marine combat veterans – calls on U.S. military leaders to do their due diligence to know “all enemies foreign and domestic,” train all military personnel to understand the enemy, and create plans to defeat this enemy.
Its your duty.