Trust is a critical leadership attribute that must be earned by our leaders every day as they serve the country and defend the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States.
It seems like a perfect storm has overcome our country, but we should not despair. From history we can find inspiration in cases where our leaders addressed times of crisis in ways that inspired confidence.
A month after the German surrender, Dwight Eisenhower visited London to express his thanks to the victorious armies, and his appreciation for the sacrifices made during the war. He brought with him a message of lasting unity.
World-changing events hung in the balance on this day in 1944, hours before the Normandy invasion known as D-Day. A pivotal decision, countless sacrifices, and the heroism of Allied troops, resulted in the liberation of Europe.
Today we remember “Victory in Europe” 75 years ago. Like me you may be filled with both sorrow, for allies who perished as they defeated Nazi Germany’s murderous rule, and joy that their sacrifice ushered in the possibility of a “second chance.”
My new book, ‘How Ike Led,’ a retrospective of Eisenhower’s wartime and presidential leadership, will be published on June 2nd by Thomas Dunne Books.
Over the years, I have found it enormously satisfying to write this blog and to offer comments on our current political scene.
Considerable ink has been devoted to reviews of “The Monuments Men,” the newest World War II story to hit the movie theaters.
Yesterday, American officials and their Russian counterparts marked the end of the Megatons to Megawatts program with the last shipment of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) from Russia to the United States.