Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday December 18th 2014



‘Earl H. Tilford’

To America’s Lions: Thank You for Your Service

To America’s Lions: Thank You for Your Service

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES It took some time for the nation to appreciate the services offered and sacrifices endured by men and women who served during the Vietnam War. In addition to 58,000 deaths, there remains the enduring physical and psychological trauma experienced by many Vietnam veterans. Those of us who served [...]

War by Algebra Defies the True Nature of War

War by Algebra Defies the True Nature of War

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Many Americans think of war as a great national struggle, as was the case during WWII, where violence rose to address the belligerents’ objectives. These were “total” wars between nation-states driven by incompatible political ideologies supported by the mobilization of industrial-age [...]

War: A Matter of Semantics

War: A Matter of Semantics

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES “Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.” —President John F. Kennedy For most people war is an unthinkable horror. While generals must think realistically about war, an important duty for a political leader is to inspire others to do the unthinkable. Modifiers [...]

The Gaza Trap—Earl H. Tilford

The Gaza Trap—Earl H. Tilford

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Even though Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced an Israel-Gaza ceasefire, it’s apparent that Gaza still holds many traps for Israel. For example, there’s the media trap. Hamas, like other Islamic terror groups, manipulates the Western media while toying with an abundance of [...]

Intelligence and National Security Priorities—Tilford

Intelligence and National Security Priorities—Tilford

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES A generation ago, in the 1970s, the U.S. intelligence community possessed the technology to discern whether or not a U.S. consulate was under attack by terrorists or by rioters run amok. Moreover, no one in the community ever wanted a superior, especially at the highest levels, to point to an [...]

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