Editor’s Log

Welcome to issue 433 of your Military. As the old saying goes, “all good things must come to an end” and, sadly, this will be my final Editor’s Log. I wouldn’t say this was a job, but more of an adventure.

Over the past 19 years that I have been privileged to serve as your editor, I have had the honor to be in the company of many great veterans. I’ve also had many great adventures as well — from flying in several WWII aircraft to actually sailing a WWII Liberty Ship — memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I developed friendships with many of our subscribers; some whom have passed on. I hope to stay in contact with those I have known over the years. Please drop me a line (email therealjohnshank@gmail.com), even if just to say “Hello.”

Thank you for all the stories you have submitted over the years; without them Military wouldn’t have been possible!


I read an article written by columnist David Ignatius, in which he states that China is outpacing us militarily. He refers to a book by Christian Brose, “The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare,” who wrote, “Over the past decade in war games against China, the United States has nearly a perfect record: We have lost almost every single time.” Brose, former staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and close advisor to the late Senator John McCain, goes on to explain the terrible truth about war with China, stating that our spy and communication satellites would be immediately disabled; our forward bases in Guam and Japan would be inundated by precise missiles; our aircraft carriers would have to sail away from China to escape attack; our F-35 fighter jets couldn’t reach their targets because the refueling tankers they need would be shot down.

Personally speaking, that’s some pretty scary stuff, but how much do you want to bet that the Democrat Soviet Socialist Party (DSSP) is in bed with the ChiComs to intentionally weaken us economically and militarily? I wouldn’t put it past the DSSP since they despise America and the American people who don’t buy into their communist propaganda. The DSSP is absolutely evil and corrupt to the core.


And for my final rant…

In my opinion, this whole corona-virus “pandemic” isn’t a pandemic at all, but a “plandemic” being perpetrated by the DSSP in order to seize power and turn our once free Constitutional Republic into a socialist nightmare. Never in our history have we been “locked down” like we are now. With all the viruses that have sprung up over the past 20 years (H1N1, SARS, etc.), we have never been mandated to stop our lives and forced to be under what amounts to house arrest. This over-blown and over-hyped “pandemic” is meant to instill fear in those gullible enough to believe it, and there are plenty of those.

The number of deaths from this has turned out to be far less than were reported at the onset of this “crisis,” and most of those who died from this had underlying health issues and were more susceptible to this respiratory infection; more people die from the seasonal flu — and there’s a vaccine for that!

In Commifornia, Dictator Newsom holds the state hostage and is destroying our economy in the process. This has gone on long enough.

Do I believe that the governor is in cahoots with the DSSP in Congress to continue this charade? You bet I do! Especially since Newsom is none other than the nephew of the evil Nancy Pelosi.

As an American and a strong patriot, I fear for the future of our Constitutional Republic. If President Trump isn’t re-elected, I can almost guarantee that the DSSP will work quickly to usurp our freedom and enslave us.

— John D. Shank, Editor