Paul E. Vallely
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Message from MG Paul E. Vallely. US Army Ret- Nov 11, 2014
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory”. There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am.
America Has Come to a Crossroads- May 25, 2014
How and can America recover from it its economic, political and cultural spiral? It seems or appears too many of us here and abroad that the United States is in a continual downward spiral but the challenges can be overcome and we can recover and spiral upward! How many more scandals do Americans have to endure to express a “no confidence” vote in our national leadership? And now the VA scandal spreading like wildfire through this over-bureaucratic, incompetent organization. What we are witnessing is ”Highly Organized Negligence”
Benghazi – Where was the Commander-in-Chief?- Feb 9, 2013
After the testimonies of Secretary Panetta, General Dempsey, and Hillary Clinton on the Benghazi tragedy, it appears the Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama was off duty and not available to make a hard decision to press the military Chain of Command to rescue Americans under attack. The cover up appears to be a White House order to “Stand Down” and not issue a rescue mission operational order. For over seven hours he did nothing; no communications with his National Security team, and then he flew to Las Vegas for a campaign stop. “Weakness and dithering and flying to Las Vegas the next day for celebrity fund-raising parties are somehow better.”
The Obama Military – Evolution and Legacy- Jan 18, 2013
Forward – The Commander-in-Chief
Throughout the 236 years of US history, military forces have experienced numerous transformations in roles and missions, structure and procedures, reputation and power, technological advancement, and ultimately application and operation in combat. Initially the Army, Navy, and Marines were organized as an armed force of fighters and patriots against the tyranny of Great Britain. They banded together to win a revolution and historically became a force for securing the fledgling nation. Over the many decades and centuries, it expanded, evolved, and eventually became the strongest military force on Earth. These changes all reflected the need and threats of the day and the political will of the government and its elected officials.
The Battle is at Our Front Door- May 31, 2012
Yes, America, you are watching the suicide of a great country due to the actions of Mr. Obama and his Progressive Socialist supporters/followers, union and radical thugs, and his ardent admirers in the press and Hollywood. They are destroying the country through corruption and ineptitude and are not giving up on ‘fundamentally changing’ America. We must understand that they have an “Agenda” and are implementing it.
“Winds of Revolution”- May 13, 2012
Yes, America, you are watching the suicide of a great country Mr. Obama and his Progressive Socialists supporters/followers, union and radical thugs, and ardent admirers. They are self-destructing from corruption and ineptitude but are not giving up on fundamentally changing America. We must understand that they have an “Agenda” and are following that “Agenda”. I am finally sensing that Americans are starting to wake up and the winds of a new revolution are swirling to save the country.
Afghanistan – the Charade- Mar 21, 2012
A charade is defined in several ways but in this case the best definition is an empty act or pretense. Similarly, a Victory simply means winning. I have some questions for our civilian and military leadership today regarding a war that is appearing more and more like an empty act that seems to be losing its character and “raison d’etre”. It clearly does not reflect victory either.
Staying Alive as a Nation - American Pursuit of Greatness- Dec 14, 2011
From: “The Dragon Lies Bleeding” - Hammerfall
Stand Up America National Call to Battle Series “To Secure the Nation”- Dec 13, 2011
As the Declaration of Independence states:
Stand Up America Special Report from the Middle East and Libya- Aug 25, 2011
Muammar Qaddafi, his sons and military and political elite are reported by sources to have abandoned their Bab al Aziziya fortress early Tuesday, Aug. 23, using his son Saif al-Islam’s surreal appearance before foreign reporters earlier in the day to cover their escape. Our sources believe they exited the compound through one of the underground tunnels of the compound’s military complex. But regional intelligence experts are baffled by the enigma of the mysterious sudden disappearance of Qaddafi’s divisions overnight. It’s as though the ground swallowed them up leaving no trace.
No one knows Qaddafi’s destination but informed observers expect him to make for Sebha in southern Libya where the local tribes are loyal to whom and where he established a whole range of subterranean military facilities. And that is where he located Libyan nuclear facilities in 2000, which he later agreed to dismantle. Qaddafi may have equipped a place of asylum at Sebha with military and residential facilities from which to launch a guerilla war against whomsoever takes power in Tripoli and against NATO targets in Libya and Europe, as punishment for his downfall.
Stand Up America News Alert- Aug 23, 2011
In contrast to the international and Arab response toward Qaddafi, the Arab states have hesitated to adopt an assertive stance against Assad. Yet five months and two thousand dead later, different voices are starting to emerge.
Revise US Military Strategy Now – Part II- Aug 6, 2011
Released By: Stand Up America
Thirty-one US Special Operations Forces (Navy Seal Six members reportedly) killed in a helicopter crash today in Afghanistan south of Kabul (may have been a Taliban shoulder held missile). Iran is controlling more each day the future of Iraq. General Qassem Suleimani, the Iranian General ‘secretly running’ Iraq and Commander of the Al-Quds Force with so much Iraqi influence that Baghdadis believe he is controlling the country. The Commander of the Iranian Quds force controls more of what goes on inside Iraq than the United States does. There appears to be no achievable victories for the United States in either country.
The Fifth Column Sabotage Against The USA and Our Critical Infrastructure- Aug 1, 2011
The Development and Execution of Joint Operations (both Civilian and Military) to respond to dynamic threats against the United States has now reached a point of criticality. Over the course of the last several years, some Americans are gradually waking up to the fact that our “essence of being” as a nation and as individuals is under a constant state of attack and this attack has been implemented methodically and slowly over time by enemies who despise our way of life. What is occurring to the great country is so heinous that it patronizes each one of us, who we are, our heritage and what we stand for as a nation.
During World War II, America, The Sleeping Giant, as quoted by the Japanese Admiral Yamamoto, woke up; and The Greatest Generation as noted by Tom Brokaw, stood up and went off to fight “The Total Collective Effort of Evil” in their time.
An American Tragedy: The Sleeping Giant Must Wake Up- Jul 23, 2011
Many of us who were alive during World War II and slightly thereafter may remember the famous quote regarding America being the “sleeping giant”. ‘Be fearful of waking her!” Do not wake a sleeping giant. This is an idiom which means: Do not disturb/annoy/provoke someone powerful who was not disturbing you in the first place. Japan woke a sleeping giant when they invaded Pearl Harbor.
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The Art of War Series- Jul 22, 2011
In war, military strategy is tailored to meet the enemy’s threat, to persuade those who might fight not to fight, and when necessary, to win and achieve Victory in the shortest possible time. In the War against Global Jihad (that should include Iran) and its network of enablers, America’s top leadership appears to be achieving the opposite outcome. American soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are rightly lauded by the American public for their courage and sacrifice in the fight for United States national security, but the high quality of American soldiers and Marines at battalion level and below cannot compensate for inadequate senior leadership at the highest levels in war.
Today, the senior leadership of the U.S. armed forces is overly bureaucratic, process oriented and risk averse in a prevailing forward strategy. Competent Generals and Admirals must communicate to their civilian superiors the truth of what is really happening and what actions and resources are required for success and Victory. War has no place for political correctness or lack of vision and incompetence.