Wednesday, September 21, 2005

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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Ronald Reagan
40th president of US (1911 - 2004)
THE TENSION is a current events blog covering military and national defense news.

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The blog's motto is "Hoc voluerunt." Julius Caesar uttered the phrase after the battle of Pharsalos, where he crushed his enemies during the Roman Civil War. It translates to the phrase, "They wished this," or commonly, "They got what was coming to them."

The tagline is "Veritas vincit," or truth conquers.

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Open Thread
Add your voice to the discussion: anything goes.
Tag: Open Thread

Combat Camera
Images taken by photographers in uniform. Absolutely no Photoshopped press photos allowed! "If your pictures aren't good it means you weren't close enough." --Robert Cape
Tag: Combat Camera

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Dispatches from the Front
Official news from the Global War on Terrorism.

News in Balance
The mainstream media often reports an agenda-driven version of the news. Here is the other side of the story.

Focus on Defense
Military news you won't see in the mainstream media.

The Decline and Fall of Western Civ.
Barbarians are Crashing the Gate
Assembled collections of headline stories that illustrate the difference in world-view between those who seek to manage the downfall of America, versus those who seek to promote American exceptionalism in the world.
Tag: Decline and Fall of Western Civ

The buzz inside the beltway outside the mainstream.
Tag: Counterbalance


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