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Ronald E. Yates is an author, former award-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois where he was also the Dean of the College of Media. As a professional journalist, Ron lived and worked in Japan, Southeast Asia, and both Central and South America where he covered several history-making events including the fall of South Vietnam and Cambodia; the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing; and wars and revolutions in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala, among other places. His work as a foreign correspondent earned him several journalism awards including three Pulitzer Prize nominations. Ron is a frequent speaker about the media, international affairs, and writing. He is a Vietnam era veteran of the U.S. Army Security Agency and lives just north of San Diego in Southern California’s wine country.

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Say it ain’t so, Joe!
Ronald E. Yates 8/25/2021 1:31 PM
America’s Liar-in-Chief Paints a Detached Assessment of his Self-Inflicted Kabul Disaster

It's Over. Now What?
Ronald E. Yates 8/18/2021 1:31 PM

Embassy Evacs: Then and Now

America's 20-year war in Afghanistan with an enemy and a people still stuck in the Middle Ages has ended. Finally. And just as it was 47 years ago in a place called Vietnam, it did not end in victory.

Who Does Our Education System Work For?
Ronald E. Yates 7/25/2021 12:01 PM

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The Education Mafia, surely doesn't work for us or the betterment of our children as they force-feeding school children a steady diet of toxic, Critical Race Theory.

The AR-15 Rifle: Myth & Reality
Ronald E. Yates 6/30/2021 10:04 AM

AR-15 Receiver, Imaage: Mike Ford

Whenever there is a shooting that catches the eye of America’s legacy media, the immediate response by the anti-Second Amendment crowd is to demand the banning of so-called "assault rifles," or "military weapons”—and the main culprit, they insist, is the highly popular AR-15. Sorry folks. The AR-15 is neither an assault rifle nor is it a military grade weapon. In fact, it has NEVER been used by any military anywhere as a standard issue rifle.

Are We becoming Nazi Germany?
Ronald E. Yates 6/28/2021 1:03 PM
I’ve noticed that whenever the subject of Nazi Germany is raised, someone always says something like this: “It’s unbelievable that Adolph Hitler was able to manipulate and control the entire German population. It just seems impossible.” Yet, that’s exactly what he did.

The Marxist Assault on America’s “Woke” Military
Ronald E. Yates 6/25/2021 12:02 PM
This analysis, written by a U.S. Army veteran, examines the attempts by today’s military leadership to indoctrinate members of the military with radical critical race theory and other “woke” dogmata to the detriment of such traditional protocols as unit cohesion and combat readiness


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