THE VIEW FROM THE DECK PLATE OPINION COLUMNS BY JEFF EDWARDS
The Passdown section of Military.Com publishes columns written by an impressive assemblage of celebrities, authors, and military experts. Regular columnists include Joe Buff, Senator Chuck Hagel, Meredith Leyva, Michael DiMercurio, Oliver North, Dale Brown, Sarah Smiley, Peter Brookes, and former Secretary of the Navy James Webb.
In December of 2004, Jeff Edwards was invited to join the ranks of these excellent writers, and become a regular columnist for Military.Com. Jeff accepted the invitation, and in the months since, has written a series of provocative and insightful opinion pieces. Jeff’s columns also appear frequently in the print and online editions of the Military Press, as well as on numerous websites and blog sites. He is rapidly becoming known as the voice of the surface Navy, and ordinary enlisted Sailors and Soldiers.
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Worth Dying For
A Tale of Two Sons
Support Our Troops
The Media Slant
Confessions of a Cold Warrior
A New Breed of Pirate
Honoring the Fallen
This column was edited somewhat before being published on Military.Com. Among the pieces that fell to the editor’s pencil was an impassioned letter written by the parents of the Soldier I was writing about. I think that letter is worth reading and sharing, so I’m including it in the unedited PDF version.
Parole for a Terrorist
Eight Simple Words
Download this column in PDF format. This column was written in response to a request from my friend Steve Newton, author of The Old Sergeant. He invited me to be his Guest Speaker of the Month, and – as usual – I gave in to the temptation to open my big mouth.
A Room Full of Heroes
Download this column in PDF format. View it on Military.com.This column was edited somewhat before being published on Military.Com. The downloadable PDF file available here contains the original unedited version.
Interview With Jeff Edwards
Striking the Balance
Pass it On
Weapons of Mass Destruction
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|06/23/2005||Belling the Cat|
|05/13/2005||Shades of Black|
|05/05/2005||The Navy Wife|
|04/19/2005||The Third Estate|
|03/14/2005||The Wrong Army Of all my columns, this one has gotten the most attention, both negative and positive.|
|02/10/2005||The True Value of Water|
|01/18/2005||What Price Victory?|
|01/04/2005||I Am Not Ashamed|
|12/21/2004||Taking Up the Slack|
|12/09/2004||He Who Battles Monsters…|