Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Fractal Zoom

Dactyl Fractal Zoom


Joe said...

I like the blog. I'm a liberal and jogger, too.

Do you feel conflicted being so opposed to our foreign policy and serving in the air force? Do you know a lot of other military types that feel this way?

Steve Bremner said...

Thanks for your comment. No, I don't feel conflicted with my views and being a member of the military. I am proud to defend my country. This doesn't mean that I have to agree with the elected and appointed civilians who make policy and lead our nation down misguided paths. I can and will continue to do my very best to build a robust and world class communications infrastructure for the US Air Force. This is my work and my career and I am proud to be doing it for our country. My work is independent from the specific wars or conflicts the president chooses to engage our country in. Whether a Democrat is in office or a Republican, we will have an Air Force to defend our nation, as we will have airmen to build the communications infrastructure (as I do), fly the airplanes, build the buildings, maintain the planes, and run operations.

One of our recent Chief of Staff of the Air Force had as a reading recommendation for his officers "Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam" by H.R. McMaster. Why did he recommend this book? Because of what he saw as the dereliction of duty of senior officers during the Viet Nam War. What about now?? Should senior officers stand up and voice their dissent? I would say emphatically not only yes, but hell yes.