1983: The Year I Began to Learn Of American Realpolitik

What is patriotism when the government believes that might makes right?

Guatemalan general Óscar Mejía Víctores (Prensa Libre)
USS Ranger (CV 61) conducting Underway Replenishment from USS Camden (AOE 2). I served on both these ships. (Wikimedia)

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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