November 2012 Mailbag
I have subscribed to this magazine since it began (a few years back) and always enjoy the contents. One of the regular items I find extremely interesting are those articles by Ralph Peters. His views are so obviously “on the money” it makes one wonder just where do our leaders (political and military) have their heads? Too often their decisions, policies and actions are less than realistic. They repeatedly seem to evaluate our “allies” and enemies motives in terms of our own American (Western Civilization) values and beliefs. You would think that by now our leaders would realize the folly of this. I hope this will change sooner than later or the results will be disastrous for us. I would like to reprint a few of Ralph Peters articles but can’t find then on the website. Is there some way I could do that? Thanks for your time.
Robert Moreau, Lt. Col. AUS (Ret) Kenner, LA.
Dear Colonel Moreau, Thanks very much for your email to Armchair General and for your comments on Ralph Peters’ articles. We do not have any of Ralph’s print magazine articles on our Website (we do have some web articles there that Ralph wrote exclusively for our Website). However, if you want to scan any of Ralph’s articles from the print magazine and reprint/reproduce them, that would be OK with us. Our policy is to permit reprints of any article in Armchair General magazine with the only requirement that at some appropriate place “originally published in Armchair General magazine” appear. However, as I noted, you would have to scan them from the original print magazine article as we do not have them on our Website. Thanks for your comments on Ralph’s ‘spot on’ articles and thanks for reading – and for subscribing to! — Armchair General.
Jerry Morelock, PhD Colonel, US Army, ret.
Editor in Chief, Armchair General Magazine