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Animal’s Daily Veggie MRE News

Yr. obdt. 1991

Before we start, check out the ending of my current series over at Glibertarians!  If you haven’t, read the whole series.

A fellow veteran and buddy of mine directed my attention to the other day to this, the veggie omelet MRE, which apparently came out after my time, but that looks… disgusting.  Excerpt:

A newly declassified report alleges that the infamous vegetable and cheese omelet MRE was not accidentally spawned in a wet market, but was intentionally created in a laboratory to advance “gain-of-function” research into the development of even shittier field rations.

The report from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases rejects the long-accepted wet-market theory, and instead concludes that the dreaded “vomelet,” which has spawned tens of thousands of disability claims, was first developed at the Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, in Natick, Mass.

“Conventional wisdom from the CDC, WHO and other respected health entities have traced the origin of the vegetable omelet MRE to recombinant DNA from a farmer’s market frequented by the strippers who work along Victory Drive outside Fort Benning,” the USAMRIID paper’s unnamed authors wrote. “However, it now appears that the omelet was, in fact, created by our very own Natick Army Labs to spur breakthroughs into even more MRE menus that look and taste like someone took a dump in a pouch.”

Image from article.

All I can say is, yuck.

I never saw one of these; as I said, I think they came along after my time.  I did hang around long enough to see some of the newer packs with the little Tabasco bottles in them, which made some of the entrees…  edible.  Sort of.

It’s important to note that the Chicken Ala King wasn’t terrible, and the chocolate fudge cookies that came in some packs were good enough to be pretty valuable trade items.  But for the most part…  Well, MREs would keep you alive, but you would have to find your happiness someplace else.

Hopefully the Army is improving these damn things.  But, the Army being the Army – somewhat – I’m skeptical.

Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Whores and Ale, Pirate’s Cove and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links!

So, last Saturday was a key anniversary.  Twenty years prior, a bunch of Bronze Age savages attacked America as it had never been attacked before.  On that day, the New York Fire Department and the New York Police stepped up, and did so heroically, many of them dying trying to save the lives of the innocent.  America was, for a time, united.

So what happened?

Now, today, twenty years later, we have a senile, third-rater meat-puppet President who only appears when his dementia meds are briefly moderated enough to make him coherent for a short time, so he can repeat the canned statements that some shadowy figures are “instructing” him to make.  We’ve pulled out of the third-world shithole that sponsored the 9-11 terror attacks, and allowed the Bronze Age savages who sponsored the 9-11 terror attacks to waltz back into control.  Said withdrawal, of course, being one of the worst cluster-fucks in military history, one which left hundreds of Americans and American allies behind to face the wrath of the Taliban.

The aforementioned meat-puppet President is almost daily announcing egregious violations of the Constitution that would have been unthinkable twenty years ago.  He is doing this at the behest of… somebody, because, you know, fuck the separation of powers, fuck Federalism, fuck the Constitution’s restraints on government, and fuck the autonomy of the citizenry.  His (handler’s) economic policies and the prolific spending of his socialist allies in Congress have reignited inflation the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades, and are in the attempt of doubling and tripling down with trillions – trillions of dollars of new happy-bag Free Shit giveaways.

Twenty years ago, a bunch of Bronze Age savages attacked America as it had never been attacked before.  Their goal was to bring down the nation that was a beacon of freedom and prosperity the likes of which the world had never seen.

Have they won?

Animal’s Daily Projecting Weakness News

President Biden(‘s handlers) weakness, fecklessness and incompetence has implications far beyond Afghanistan and the southern border.  Take, for example, the Taiwan Strait.  Excerpt:

One of the worst aspects of Biden’s handlers’ thoroughly preventable disaster in Afghanistan is the message that it has sent to the world. Among those who have received that message loud and clear is Communist China. Focus Taiwan reported Sunday that “a total of 19 Chinese military aircraft, including fighter jets, flew into Taiwan’s southwestern air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday, the fourth time this has taken place in September, according to the Ministry of National Defense. The aircraft involved were 10 J-16 multi-role fighters, four H-6 bombers, four SU-30 fighters, and one Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft, according to a report released by the ministry.”

It’s hard not to see China’s new belligerence toward Taiwan as yet another core element of the Biden legacy: When America projects weakness to the world, malign actors take advantage. Nor is this even anything new; the ChiComs began acting aggressively toward Taiwan just days after Old Joe took office. The Daily Wire reported that “this is not the first time during the Biden administration China has sent a multitude of jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone; on January 24, 15 aircraft were spotted; on 12 April, Taiwan reported 25 jets.”

On June 15, after the G7 issued a statement calling for “peaceful resolution” of issues between Communist China and Taiwan, the People’s Republic made it clear that it understood the significance of this less-than-ringing defense of the freedom of the Republic of China, sending a record 28 aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ.

None of this should come as any surprise; the Communist Chinese have known what Old Joe is made of for quite some time. The Daily Wire noted that back in 2001, then-Senator Joe took to the Washington Post to declare that “as a matter of diplomacy, there is a huge difference between reserving the right to use force and obligating ourselves, a priori, to come to the defense of Taiwan. The president should not cede to Taiwan, much less to China, the ability automatically to draw us into a war across the Taiwan Strait.”

Frankly, if the PRC doesn’t take advantage of the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration’s weakness to do something about Taiwan – well, I won’t be shocked, but I’ll be a little surprised.  Taiwan may be a bridge too far, though.  I’m skeptical of China’s ability to project power, even across the Taiwan Strait.  The Chinese Navy (actually oddly called “the People’s Liberation Army Navy”) is basically a frigate navy, with one old Cold-War era surplus Russian carrier and a new “super” carrier in the building.

Still – the PRC may surprise us.  But Taiwan may have a trick or two up their sleeves as well.

Taiwan has been preparing for an eventual confrontation for a couple of generations now.  Also, I wouldn’t rule out Japan getting involved, as they are surely savvy enough to know they’d be next on the chopping block if China got increasingly frisky about building some kind of new Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.

The main point of all this speculation is this:  Our western Pacific allies don’t trust us any more.  Frankly, they shouldn’t.  I wouldn’t be a plugged nickel on the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration having their backs if anything went sideways.

Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Bacon Time, Pirate’s Cove and Whores and Ale for the Rule Five links and to our blogger pals over at The Daley Gator for the mention!

Late last week, the Taliban – Afghanistan’s new de facto, if not yet de jure government, released a statement referring to China as “their trusted friends.”  Excerpt:

Abdul Salam Hanafi, deputy director of the Taliban’s office in Doha, Qatar, said the terror group would “take effective measures” to protect Chinese institutions and personnel in Afghanistan and would allow China to continue its expansion of the Belt and Road Initiative.

“China has been a trustworthy friend of Afghanistan,” Hanafi said in a Thursday phone call with Chinese assistant foreign minister Wu Jianghao, according to a statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. “The Afghan Taliban is willing to continue to promote friendly relations between Afghanistan and China and will never allow any force to use Afghan territory to threaten China’s interests.”

And while Chinese foreign minister Wang Webin would not directly answer questions at a press conference Friday about whether China will recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government in Afghanistan, he did say that the situation on the ground is being followed closely by the Chinese government.

Webin also pointed out that China’s embassy in Afghanistan plays an “important channel for China-Afghanistan exchanges” and is operating normally.

Through its partnership with the Taliban, China will be given access to Afghanistan’s natural resources such as copper and aluminum.  (emphasis added by me.)

“The cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative advocated by China is conducive to the development and prosperity of Afghanistan and the region at large,” the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement following Thursday’s call.

Maybe the Taliban could ask some Chinese Uighurs about how conducive China was to their prosperity – but then, the Taliban would have to go find some Uighurs in one of China’s concentration camps to ask them.

Here’s the thing:  Afghanistan was known as the Graveyard of Empires for centuries before President Biden(‘s handlers) catastrophic retreat.  But China has a couple of things the Brits, the Soviets and the U.S. lacked:  A population base measured in billions, and a callous disregard for the lives of that population base.  The Brits and Soviets tried wars of conquest, the U.S. a war of pacification and “regime change.”   However, it’s not unlikely that, were China to decide to simply annex Afghanistan to take advantage of their mineral wealth, that they would simply fight a war of extermination.

We left the Taliban a lot of military hardware, sure.  But most of the vehicles and aircraft will be useless in a very few years without the complex maintenance structure that a Bronze-Age goatherding culture simply can’t provide.  And China has, of late, been making a lot of noise about toughening up their population.  What if China sent an army of 25 million into Afghanistan, supported by armor and aircraft, with orders to simply kill everyone they meet?

Would the U.S. go to war with China to stop them?  Unlikely, I should think, especially given the invertebrate-like nature of the current administration.  Would the Russians?  Not if China makes a deal – say, to turn a blind eye if Russia continues annexing part of eastern Europe to ensure lebensraum for Russians.

Someone once said that war is armed robbery writ large.  I’m sure not inclined to do the Taliban any favors, but if I were them, I’d look at China’s offers with a very jaded eye.

Animal’s Daily Signs and Portents News

Before we start, check out the latest installment of my current fiction series over at Glibertarians.

Now then:  You’ve probably read about Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller, who recently sacrificed his career, pension and benefits to call out the incompetence of the military leaders who botched the withdrawal from Afghanistan.  Well, he’s made some interesting statements following his relief from his position and subsequent resignation of his commission.  Watch the entire video statement here.  My take on it is this:  He’s got something in mind.  Excerpt:

In a tell-all video posted on social media, Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller acknowledged he was sacrificing a comfortable retirement by criticizing the way the withdrawal was handled. 

“I could stay in the Marine Corps for another three years, but I don’t think that’s the path I’m on. I’m resigning my commission as a United States Marine, effective now,” Scheller said. “I am forfeiting retirements, all entitlements, I don’t want a single dollar. I don’t want any money from the VA. I don’t want any VA benefits [even though] I’m sure I’m entitled 100%.” 

Scheller ignited a firestorm of controversy Thursday for posting a less than five-minute video in which he went after top military brass for not taking responsibility over an ISIS attack in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of 11 Marines, an Army soldier, a Navy corpsman and 169 Afghans. 

“I’m not saying we need to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying, did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, ‘Hey, it’s a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we evacuate everyone’?” Scheller said last Thursday. “Did anyone do that? And when you didn’t think to do that, did anyone raise their hand and say, ‘We completely messed this up’?” 

Speaking to the pushback he had received from that video, Scheller said all he was asking for was “accountability of my senior leaders when there are clear obvious mistakes that were made.”

But here, this is the bit that jumped out at me and should jump out at you:

He reiterated that he was forfeiting a potentially $2 million pension fund for the rest of his life by going through with his actions, but warned that going after “stability and money” makes one a “slave to the system” and makes you compromise on your principles.

“I don’t need a single dollar. I just need every single person that’s willing to go back outside the wire every single day to wear a blue-collar and just go into work every single day and feed their families. Those are the people that I need,” Scheller said. “Follow me and we will bring the whole f***ing system down. I am honorable and you can ask any Marine who served with me for 17 years. I dare you to ask them all and find out what I’m made of. We’re just getting started.”

Take a look at what Colonel Scheller has in front of him in that video:  A chessboard.  Now, as to this statements, there are two that are key:

I just need every single person that’s willing to go back outside the wire every single day to wear a blue-collar and just go into work every single day and feed their families. Those are the people that I need,” Scheller said. “Follow me and we will bring the whole f***ing system down.


I am honorable and you can ask any Marine who served with me for 17 years. I dare you to ask them all and find out what I’m made of. We’re just getting started.”

He’s planning something.  Now that something may well be an entry into politics; he sure would be far from the first veteran to ever do so.  He may be considering some other kind of activism.  And no, I don’t think he’s planning to foment a rebellion – at least, not yet.

But his use of the “we” and the chessboard – very, very interesting indeed.  Bear in mind what chess is, at its heart – a game of military strategy.

My take on Colonel Scheller is this:  This is a man who has just taken on a mission.  We’ll have to wait a bit to see what shape that mission takes, but he sure seems to have one, and I suspect holding accountable the military leaders who fucked up the Afghanistan withdrawal is only a part of it.  And a self-directed man, a Marine, with that kind of motivation, could well make himself a force to be reckoned with.  So, Semper Fi, Colonel Scheller; we will watch your new career with great interest.

We live in interesting times, True Believers.

Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Pirate’s Cove, Whores and Ale and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links, and thanks as well to our pals over at The Daley Gator for the links post linkback!

Here’s a facet of the whole Afghanistan calamity that a lot of folks may not have yet considered; the place is full of valuable and strategically important rare-earth metals, and China is in a great position to take advantage of this.  Pakistan and Russia have plans for the area, too.  None of these things are to the United States’ advantage.  Excerpt:

China is clearly positioning itself to be a major international partner to the Taliban. They could care less about human or gender rights in Afghanistan, and will only want to consolidate a dominant position in regard to the $1-2 trillion worth of rare earths — most notably lithium. As China seeks to consolidate as much control as they can over strategic supply chains for everything from microchips to electric car batteries, they want primacy in Kabul — and will be the first major nation to recognize the new regime.

For Pakistan, this is a moment of triumph. They have assiduously supported the Taliban for the past two decades, both to control terrorist groups that occasionally threaten Pakistan and to deny India a foothold in a country on the other side of their border. Closely aligned with China internationally, they will seek to partner with the Chinese in exploiting the mineral wealth and blocking India from a role with the Taliban regime. Pakistan also wants a certain level of stability to avoid mass illegal migration, something they have dealt with repeatedly from Afghanistan.

Russia has a different set of interests than the China-Pakistan axis. They seek first and foremost a stable situation that can reduce the propensity for radical Islamic terrorism exported north through the former republics of the old Soviet Union.

And while Putin is always happy to see the U.S. receive a black eye, the Russians are also hopeful that the Taliban can be encouraged to exert a higher level of control over the massive heroin production — much of which ends up in the arms of young Russians and other Europeans. Look for Russia to quickly recognize the Taliban, ignore any human or gender rights violations, and offer modest assistance in return for stability and at least some level of reduction in the narcotics trade.

Not only is this the biggest screw-up in American military history since Pickett’s Charge (which was, arguably, Lee’s charge, as he ordered it) but it’s a screw-up on the international trade scene as well.

Even without the rare-earth metals, Afghanistan is in kind of a key position; it’s nowhere, but it’s on the way to everywhere in central Asia.  And now that America, the UK and the EU nations are out of the picture, that leaves the door open for China and Russia to swing a big economic bat in the region, and believe you me, neither nation has any warm-fuzzies for the United States.

And Pakistan?  Ostensibly a U.S. “ally,” Pakistan has watched America’s disorganized assholes-and-elbows retreat from Afghanistan and is now in the position of still having a traditional enemy on one side (India) and the Taliban, who they have long supported, on the other.  And Pakistan has nuclear weapons.

The world is now looking at the United States and seeing it as the image of its “leader” – weak, feckless, incoherent and doddering.  And nothing good for us will come of that.

Animal’s Daily Afghanistan Shitshow News

Before we start, be sure to check out my latest over at Glibertarians!

Now then:  Well, this certainly is a cluster-fuck.  Excerpt:

“Clearly, there’s no plan B. There’s clearly been no contingency, there’s clearly even no intelligence among the most sophisticated intelligence operation in the world that this could have happened so fast,” CNN’s Christiane Amanpour said.

The future of Afghanistan under the Taliban is uncertain as of today.

“We don’t know whether there’s any serious effort in Kabul today to actually construct some kind of transitional process that is a peaceful process and one that actually involves various different constituencies in Afghanistan. That’s what the Taliban says but we haven’t seen any evidence of it. It’s never been the case in the past,” she said.

Amanpour had reported out of Afghanistan when the Taliban first took over in 1996, when she made certain observations.

“They have never governed any space. They are not a government. At least they certainly they weren’t then and we don’t know what they are now,” she explains. “They have imposed their form of fundamentalism and radical Islamic Sharia on a population, not all of whom believe in that. We do not know how they are going to react to now being in charge.”

This puts the fate of many women, children and journalists at risk.

Last time they didn’t give a hoot about what the rest of the world thought. They did exactly what they wanted, backed by enough power from Pakistan and certain other quarters of the world … certainly, women are right to be incredibly scared,” Amanpour said.

“Let us not forget that the designation of the Taliban as a terrorist organization still stands, and it’s a very big ask to think this is going to be some kind of inclusive government with rights for all,” she added.


Some of us are old enough to remember Vietnam, and the fall of Saigon in 1975.  That was a humiliating loss, and so is this.

In the last few days we have seen video of desperate Afghans clinging to the landing gear of departing USAF cargo planes, only to drop off as the plane climbs out – apparently from several hundred feet.  Granted that’s probably a more peaceful ending than whatever the Taliban had in store for them.

Granted I never agreed with the 20-year presence in this shithole in the first place.  There’s a reason that region is known as the graveyard of empires.  The proper response, if we were to have a military response, after 9/11 and the knowledge of the Taliban’s support would have been to load up a bunch of B-52s, carpet-bomb the entire country into rubble.  Then load the B-52s up with leaflets and drop those all over the wrecked country, each leaflet to have a U.S. flag with the caption “this is what happens when you fuck with us.”

But no.  We had to go send a bunch of troops into one of the worst shitholes on the planet, with a fuzzy RoE, no defined conditions for victory, no exit strategy, just “stay there until we tell you different.”  And now, when we finally decide to leave, we bail without a plan, leaving the Afghans who helped us twisting in the breeze.

And yesterday, President Biden(‘s handlers) buzzed in from Camp David, where His Confusedness rambled for ten minutes about how the whole thing was everyone’s fault but his.  Then, he jetted back off to Camp David, presumably for a Jello cup and nappy time.

It’s not just embarrassing.  It’s a debacle of historic proportions.  Nobody, anywhere in the world, will ever trust the United States again.  And, after this, there’s no reason they should.

Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Whores and Ale, Pirate’s Cove and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links!

Now then:  The Chinese are talking tough towards Japan, particularly where Taiwan is involved.  Specifically, they are threatening to nuke Japan if the Japanese interfere with any hypothetical ChiCom invasion of Taiwan.  This article is from the blog of one Jennifer Zeng, who seems to have a pretty good grasp on the topic.  Excerpt:

Wang Hongguang,  former deputy commander of the CCP’s army,  PLA’s  Nanjing Military Region once published his article at this channel’s account. So we can say this channel either belongs to the PLA, or has strong ties with the PLA. 

It is a relatively new channel at a Chinese video sharing site called Xigua Video(西瓜視頻).  Xigua  means Watermelon. It has about 2 million subscribers.   Its first video was published on Nov 22 last year. That video has already got more than 20 million views. 

Now, let’s watch the first video, in which the host vows to nuke Japan until it surrenders. Please make sure you read the English titles added by me: 

When we liberate Taiwan, if Japan dares to intervene by force, even if it only deploys one soldier, one plane and one ship, we will not only return reciprocal fire, but also start a full-scale war against Japan. We will use nuclear bombs first. We will use nuclear bombs continuously until Japan declares unconditional surrender for the second time.

What we want to target is Japan’s ability to endure a war. As long as Japan realizes that it cannot afford to pay the price of war, it will not dare to rashly send troops to the Taiwan Strait.

Well, this is some serious WW3-level shit right here.

I have a few issues with the tough talk by the CCP here:

  1. The CCP has a reputation for their mouths writing checks their asses can’t cash.  As far as I have been able to find, they don’t have the naval or sealift capacity to invade Taiwan – yet.  Taiwan has a fair amount of military capacity themselves, never mind Japan.
  2. Japan has a fair amount of military capacity, and there’s always the chance they may suddenly remember their own considerable military history.
  3. I doubt Putin would particularly want to get involved in this shit.  We’re not talking about the glory days of the Red Army at the gates of Berlin, having shot and raped their way into Germany, after all.  At present Russia has an economy about the size of Spain’s, and a lot of aging hardware.  They’re basically a gas station with some nuclear weapons.  And the Norks?  Well, they have some nukes, but zero – zero – sealift capacity.

But here’s where I am a bit concerned.  It’s likely that this sort of shit-talking by China is the result of our current lack of effective leadership in the Imperial City.  The Chinese probably suspect – rightly – that President Biden(‘s handlers) response to any Chinese actions against Taiwan would be damned ineffective, if indeed there is any response at all.  And, let’s say things get completely out of hand and the CCP nukes Tokyo, or Osaka, or Kyoto.  What is President Biden(‘s handlers) likely response?

I’m guessing, “not much.”  It wouldn’t be the first time the U.S. has left supposed allies twisting in the breeze, but it would be one of the most egregious cases of such.

Animal’s Daily Historical News

If you’re interested in military history, like I am, you’d do well to check out the works of Dr. Mark Felton. He is a military historian who specializes in the Second World War, and has a knack for finding obscure bits of wartime lore that most folks have never heard of.  Here, for example, is a video (yes, I know, YouTube, but what can you do?) talking about the Dirlewanger Brigade, an SS unit formed of convicts, psychopaths and sociopaths that even most of the SS looked on with some horror:

Most of Dr. Felton’s videos take the same form; an in-depth, detailed presentation of some obscure happening that most people never heard of.  Ever wonder what became of the bodies of Nazi war criminals executed at Nuremberg?  Did you know about the first attempt by the Allies to invade Hitler’s Fortress Europe?  The Japanese copy of the infamous Tiger tank?  The last battle involving the WW2 German Panzer tank – in 1967?  You can find all that and a lot more.

I can’t recommend Dr. Felton’s work enough.  I have not yet started on his lengthy list of non-fiction books, but they’re on my list.  Speaking of which:  His written works include:

  • Yanagi: The Secret Underwater Trade between Germany and Japan 1942–1945 (Pen & Sword: 2005)
  • The Fujita Plan: Japanese Attacks on the United States and Australia during the Second World War (Pen & Sword: 2006)
  • The Coolie Generals: Britain’s Far Eastern Military Leaders in Japanese Captivity (Pen & Sword: 2008)
  • Japan’s Gestapo: Murder, Mayhem & Torture in Wartime Asia (Pen & Sword, 2009)
  • Today is a Good Day to Fight: The Indian Wars and the Conquest of the West (The History Press, 2009)
  • The Real Tenko: Extraordinary True Stories of Women Prisoners of the Japanese (Pen & Sword: 2009)
  • The Final Betrayal: Mountbatten, MacArthur and the Tragedy of Japanese POWs (Pen & Sword: 2010)
  • 21st Century Courage: Stirring Stories of Modern British Heroes (Pen & Sword, 2010)
  • Children of the Camps: Japan’s Last Forgotten Victims (Pen & Sword: 2011)
  • The Last Nazis: The Hunt for Hitler’s Henchmen (Pen & Sword: 2011)
  • The Devil’s Doctors: Japanese Human Experiments on Allied Prisoners-of-War (Pen & Sword: 2012)
  • Never Surrender: Dramatic Escapes from Japanese Prison Camps (Pen & Sword: 2013)
  • China Station: The British Military in the Middle Kingdom 1839–1997 (Pen & Sword: 2013)
  • Guarding Hitler: The Secret World of the Fuhrer (Pen & Sword: 2014)
  • Zero Night: The Untold Story of World War Two’s Most Daring Great Escape (Icon Books: 2014)
  • The Sea Devils: Operation Struggle and the Last Great Raid of World War Two (Icon Books: 2015)
  • Holocaust Heroes: Resistance to Hitler’s Final Solution (Pen & Sword: 2016)
  • Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini’s Colditz (Icon Books: 2017)
  • Ghost Riders: When US and German Soldiers Fought Together to Save the World’s Most Famous Horses in the Last Desperate Days of World War II, (Da Capo: 2018)
  • Operation Swallow: American Soldiers Remarkable Escape from Berga Concentration Camp (Center Street: 2019)
  • Chapter 8: The Perfect Storm: Japanese Military Brutality in World War II, Routledge History of Genocide, Ed. C. Carmichael & R. Maguire, (Routledge, 2015)

Check out books and videos both.  Dr. Felton has a real gift for uncovering these little bits of military history, and his work rewards the viewer.