Taking a short break

Hey guys,

I’m going to be putting this blog on hiatus for a while. About three reasons why.

First, my books — thankfully! — have taken off. And taking time away from writing fiction is something I really need to carefully weight.

Secondly, I’m not as engaged on foreign policy as I was. Or, I guess I’m less pissed off. Or maybe I just feel less optimistic about any impact I can have on the situation.

Finally, it seems everything is so political these days. It’s just taken the fun out of writing about anything. Whether we’re talking about deployments or changes in force structure, everything ends up being Obama’s fault. Or Bush’s, depending on which way you roll.

So, I’m going to put the blog on hiatus until the time comes to fire it up again. And most likely, if we start to move toward another war, or I start to miss it in about three or four months (which is likely if I know me!), then it will get fired up again. Thus, if you’re a visitor just dropping by and like what you see, don’t forget to subscribe for alerts up at the top right.

That’s it from here. At least for now. Semper Fidelis to all my brothers and sisters out there. Don’t forget you can find me more regularly at my main blog/website: http://stanrmitchell.com.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.


Marine Major says USMC ‘eating its own to save itself’

Major Pain, a USMC Major and prior enlisted man, describes the down and dirty of the cuts required by sequestration, although in this case it’s not just weapons and programs. It’s men and women.

Pain lays out how the Marine Corps is downsizing and pushing out many good men and women.

It’s a pretty brutal read and seems quite unfair.

Surely there’s a better way.

Here’s the story: Marine Corps eating its own to save itself. Betrayal.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.