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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.

If you’ve read one (or more) of Jeff’s columns, and you have an opinion, visit the Jeff Edwards Discussion Forum on Military.Com and share your thoughts.

COLUMN ARCHIVES:

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03/04/2008

Cheat Codes

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03/04/2007

Lawful Orders

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01/24/2007

Worth Dying For

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08/30/2006

A Tale of Two Sons

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06/30/2006

Hopeless Causes

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06/20/2006

Support Our Troops

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05/25/2006

The Media Slant

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03/17/2006

Reality Check

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03/03/2006

Confessions of a Cold Warrior

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01/26/2006

A New Breed of Pirate

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01/04/2006

Honoring the Fallen

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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.

12/27/2005

Parole for a Terrorist

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10/29/2005

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.

10/14/2005

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.

09/19/2005

Interview With Jeff Edwards

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09/02/2005

Striking the Balance

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08/26/2005

Pass it On

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08/19/2005

Weapons of Mass Destruction

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08/12/2005 Exit Strategy
07/29/2005 Yellow Jackets and the Power of Asymmetry
07/11/2005 The Last Submarine
06/23/2005 Belling the Cat
06/03/2005 Eating Crow
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.
02/28/2005

Quiet Hero

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02/10/2005 The True Value of Water
01/26/2005 The Chief
01/18/2005 What Price Victory?
01/04/2005 I Am Not Ashamed
12/21/2004 Taking Up the Slack
12/14/2004 The Midwatch
12/09/2004 He Who Battles Monsters…
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