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Virginia Hall–Our 7th Annual Spook Appreciation Day Honoree

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In 2010, Bayard & Holmes declared Halloween to be Spook Appreciation Day. It is the day when we honor the remarkable unsung heroes of the Intelligence Community, without whom we could not hope to enjoy [...]
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Pfc. Desmond Doss–The Medal of Honor Recipient Who Wouldn’t Fight

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes During WWII, dozens of the bloody campaigns raged around the globe, involving millions of US military personnel. Four hundred sixty-four of those Americans received the Medal of Honor — two hundred sixty-six [...]
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Spy Truth & Fiction–Common Handgun Misnomers

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes There are basically three types of handguns—the revolver, the semi-automatic, and the automatic. All three are commonly misnamed or misrepresented in fiction. Before we get to the differences [...]
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Gaza and an Exercise in Subtle Intelligence

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Intelligence work is usually thought of as being conducted by costly and sometimes high tech methods. A glance at the intelligence budgets of the US, Russia, China, and a few others would confirm that view. For [...]
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The Lockheed Martin Offer to India that Pakistan Can’t Ignore

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes For the last few years, military and foreign policy aficionados around the world, not to mention very excited governments and corporate accountants, have been following the Indian government’s fighter procurement [...]
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ANTHROPOID — Espionage Legend on the Big Screen

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes ANTHROPOID brings one of history’s legendary espionage events to the big screen – the WWII assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich by two Czech paratroopers [...]
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Washington’s Fears for America Fulfilled

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard Many Civil War historians will tell you that partisanship in America is more heated than it has been since 1860. We are regularly smacked in the face by evidence that both major political parties put their [...]
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Turkey and The Little Coup That Couldn’t

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes One of the most pressing national security issues for the US and NATO is the recent coup disaster in Turkey. Along with the people of Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, NATO state citizens, Americans, and the Putin gang [...]
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Clinton’s Intent — What Difference Does It Make?

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard FBI Director James Comey basically said today that Clinton was negligent with top secret, classified, and confidential information, but she did not “intend” to commit any crimes, so they recommend [...]
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Summer Camp Cheerful for Adult Attitude Adjustments

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes Inspired by the HAMAS and UN summer camps in Gaza, we are asking, “Why should Palestinians have all the fun? For that matter, why should kids have all the fun?” Summer should [...]