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First Man: Let’s Just Skip This Movie

Setting aside the suspicion that leaving out raising the American flag on the Moon was an anti-American political statement, failing to recognize the fact that the Moon landing was a project of the American people, not a one man show, leaves some of the most important parts of the First Man story on the cutting room floor.  We’re giving First Man a skip, and we urge CHQ readers and friends to do the same.

Pearl Harbor and the Legacy of Carl Vinson

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Today, most Americans do not recognize Vinson’s contributions to American security. But the real strategic story of the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor was that Japan foolishly bombed a mostly obsolete fleet, soon guaranteeing terrible revenge from its far greater and more modern replacement armada — thanks largely to the global visions of a rural Georgia congressman.

Philippine President Duterte Goes Native in Beijing: Has China Really Won?

Washington doesn’t need to “win” in the Philippines. Better that the American people win by dropping an expensive and risky commitment to go to war on behalf of a nation largely irrelevant to U.S. security.