Author Archives: kevinremus

About kevinremus

Former active duty Army Officer, strong supporter of veterans and the military, patent attorney.

Veterans or Lawyers?

With the Republican primary constantly in the news, and with the Presidential election rapidly approaching, I thought I would open a debate about military and public service.  When looking at the President, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron … Continue reading

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Koran Burning Incident Underscores Dangers of “Advise and Assist”

I thought I would take a moment to comment on the recent events surrounding the burning of Korans by American troops in Afghanistan. The events of this week have reinforced the part of my previous post that mentioned the danger … Continue reading

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Why “Advise and Assist” Is A Bad Idea

Recently, the Pentagon announced plans to end combat operations in Afghanistan by the end of 2013.  Instead of taking an active combat role, American forces will shift to an “advise and assist” mission according to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. … Continue reading

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