Terminal Lance “Things Are Heating Up”

April 25, 2017

Heating up, indeed.

Well if you haven’t noticed, things are getting a bit spicy in North Korea. While this is undoubtedly exciting for Marines like Abe, it’s concerning for most of the world–especially our allies in Japan and South Korea (not to mention the huge US military populations in both of those areas).

There’s been lots of rattling and rumbling over the years, but it really seems like things might come to a head here as an outside observer. Don’t get me wrong, of course I don’t want to see Marines get sent into harm’s way. As a somewhat ubiquitous figure in the Corps culture, I often feel a weird sense of responsibility to the young Lance Corporals of the world.

Still, Marines have to be ready for anything, and if you’re anything like Abe, maybe the prospect of being surrounded by Korean girls isn’t the worst thing in the world.


Hell, anything that gets us out of the middle east might be nice.

On a side note, super huge thank you to everyone that came out to the panel at the LA Times Festival of Books on Sunday. I’ll be in DC this weekend to receive the James Webb Award for The White Donkey. If you’re there, feel free to say hi!

Random question, am I allowed to just knock on the door at 8th & I?