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Hugh Hewitt: With Honor To Our Troops Upon The Defeat Of Isis

U.S. Senate

The defeat of ISIS in its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa—and its self-proclaimed caliphate—is a huge victory for the West and for the U.S.-backed forces that cleared that Syrian city of its remaining ISIS killers. Those self-proclaimed martyrs surrendered, by the way, refusing to fight to the death as ISIS propaganda had always proclaimed they would.

The Syrian civil war continues and its ghastly toll continues to rise, of course—as does the war against ISIS. And not just in Syria and Iraq, but around the world as the death of five members of American Special Forces in Niger in October show—the sacrifice of the American military of the highest sort. Honor must be paid to their heroism and to the families of the fallen.

Part of that honor is pausing to note that they and their brothers and sisters in arms are winning – that they are actually driving back radical Islamist terror.

Congressman Mike Gallagher noted earlier this week, “that was unthinkable even a year ago under the tactics employed by the Obama administration.” We salute the liberators of Raqqa and the American Special Forces who assisted them.

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Albert Mohler: Remembering Midway

Billy Graham

We have just recently marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most significant events in all of naval history: the Battle of Midway.

What’s most important about this battle is that it came just six months after the Japanese sneak attack upon Pearl Harbor. The United States Navy largely defeated the Japanese Navy by turning the tables, and the fact that it did so within just six months is one of the most amazing stories of military history.

U.S. Naval intelligence, having intercepted and broken the Japanese code, knew where the Japanese Navy was headed and knew that they were trying to lure the Americans into a trap. The U.S. Navy took decisive action, and rather than the Japanese surprising the American Navy, it was the U.S. Navy that surprised the Imperial Japanese forces.

Fewer and fewer of those battle veterans are alive today, but our indebtedness still goes to the United States Navy and what took place in the Battle of Midway 75 years ago.

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