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Entries by Dorian de Wind from 07/2011

Medal of Honor for a Black World War I Hero?

| Posted 07.13.2011 | Impact

"After a 93-year quest," Johnson's supporters believe they have finally built an "ironclad case" to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Sgt. Henry Johnson, an African-American hero who "fought with uncommon bravery in World War I."

South Sudan: A New Nation Is Born, A Rough Road Lies Ahead

| Posted 07.18.2011 | World

Its grasslands have absorbed too much blood. Its winds have carried away too many sounds of interethnic, religious and civil warfare and strife in which more than two million people have been killed.

Dakota Meyer, Austin, Tex. Resident, Will Receive the Medal of Honor

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact

Dakota Meyer, a former Marine Corps corporal, will be the first living Marine Corps recipient of our nation's highest award for valor "since now-retired Sgt. Maj. Allan Kellogg received the medal for actions 41 years ago in Vietnam."

Iraq's On-Again, Off-Again Plans for Buying F-16s May Be On Again

| Posted 07.20.2011 | World

A critical component of Iraqi's national defense capabilities will be how well its air defense systems and fighter aircraft can defend and control its airspace and provide air sovereignty in case of an enemy attack.

Smerconish's Friend, My Son and the Bachmann's

| Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

When I read a recent column by Michael Smerconish at the Philadelphia Enquirer, I said to myself, "Wow, I could have written this myself -- perhaps even better than Smerconish."