Entries by Gary Berntsen

Trump and the Burning of the Boats — An ‘act of Risk and Defiance’ that changed the course of history

EDITORS NOTE: It is educational to look back at the time when none gave Donald J. Trump a chance to win the primary election to become the Republican nominee for President, let alone defeat the odds on favorite candidate of the Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton in the general election. Reflection is healthy as Republicans try […]

The case for surrogate forces — Creating a ‘U.S. Freedom Corps’

EDITORS NOTE: As President-elect Trump and Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis look at growing and modernizing the U.S. military we have decided to re-publish this column originally appearing in The Washington Examiner on October 30th, 2014 under the title “The case for surrogate forces.” It was written by our contributor Gary Berntsen, a retired Senior CIA […]