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Those Were The Days

A number of commentators lament what I’ll call – for lack of a better term – the state of the populace during war time. The lack of sacrifice, the lack of concern (sometimes the presence of scorn) over the endeavor we are engaged in. I thought it might be enlightening, perhaps refreshing, certainly entertaining, to see how things were viewed “back in the day.” (From the MN Public Library site):

For all the office-chair generals out there

For everyone who thinks they’re not involved in the fight

Some will no doubt blow a gasket over this “propaganda” but there’s not getting to those folks anyway, so I won’t bother. The point is that when it comes to the fight we are currently in, with the enemy we currently face, you and I are as likely to face death as any soldier in the field. The vanguard in the war on terrorism drove trucks, pushed paper, traded bonds, washed dishes . . . remind you of anyone you know?

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. At various points in his career he served as an expert in information warfare, computer network operations, computer forensics, and indications and warning. A veteran of the US Army, Michael has served in both strategic and tactical assignments in the Pacific Theater, the Balkans, and the Middle East.