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  • Hurricane Katrina effects on Houston

    Posted 21 January 2015

    Hurricane Katrina was a turning point in the way The United States dealt with mass causality events particularly as  it pertains to evacuations.
  • A Veteran's Lesson

    Posted 12 November 2014

    Duke says: If you have to learn everything the hard way,  you will not only have a hard life but a short one.With that said, and with the observation that history...
  • My Own Alamo

    Posted 12 November 2014

    FILE THIS UNDER: Be careful what you wish for. Every man always wonders to himself, even if it is a doubt he will never admit to any other, if he...
  • Alamo Trivia III

    Posted 12 November 2014

    All to often it is not possible to divine the import of current events. In that time and in that place, however, the Texans of their time knew full well...
  • Alamo Trivia II

    Posted 12 November 2014

    One of the reasons the Stand at the Alamo is so pivotal in Texas history is that the passions expressed and the words spoken still resonate to us, even today,...
  • Alamo Trivia

    Posted 12 November 2014

    Every true Texan needs to know the History of Texas, in order to be able to appreciate the unique gift we are given in being able to call ourselves Texans....
  • Defend Yourself

    Posted 12 November 2014

    FILE THIS UNDER: If you can't defend your argument, you can't defend yourself.In 1969 at the age of 19, I found myself in Vietnam leading men in combat who were...
  • Wildfires 101

    Posted 12 November 2014

    Due to the drought, 500 million trees were lost in Texas in 2011. Four million acres were ravaged by Wildfires. That is compared to a total of 293,000 acres lost...
  • Border Threat III

    Posted 12 November 2014

    When asked about the probability of an Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities, he concurred that it was highly likely but cautioned that we should expect "blowback" and that...
  • Border Threat II

    Posted 12 November 2014

    To illustrate the severity of the threat, a video was played of a clandestine meeting with the Iranian Ambassador and Mexican students who had surreptitiously videotaped and recorded the contact....
  • Border Threat

    Posted 12 November 2014

    RICE UNIVERSITY 2/21/2012James A.Baker III Institute for Public PolicyTEXAS SECURITY FORUM:NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS AT OUR SOUTHWEST BORDER Michael T. McCaul, US House of Representatives, 10th District, Tx.Chmn. of the Oversight,...
  • Duke Says

    Posted 12 November 2014

    Duke Says is a collection of witticisms, observations on life, lessons learned from the failures of others and, yes, lessons learned the hard way. Once they cross my lips, however,...
  • Seal Team 6

    Posted 12 November 2014

    File this under: "Shock and Awe" Well Done, Gentlemen, Well Done. Thank You for your service and your sacrifices. You will be remembered in our prayers for your safety and...
  • What's with the Hat

    Posted 12 November 2014

    In 1991 I was living in Southern California when the riots occurred. For the first hour they could have been termed a race riot.  After the first hour however, they...
  • All Hazards Summit/Sloan

    Posted 12 November 2014

    ALL HAZARDS/ ALL STAKEHOLDERS SUMMIT HOUSTON 2011 Mark Sloan, Homeland Security & Emergency Management Coordinator for Harris County The Duke of Texas was in attendance, yesterday ( 12/8/2011) when EMERGENCY...

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