“Broken Arrow! I say again. Broken Arrow! Coordinates 1303459.99 Degrees North, 1074259.99 Degrees East. Broken Arrow!”
In November 1965, approximately 450 soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC). Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopters into an area of Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley. Within a matter of minutes, they were surrounded and under attack by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. The ensuing desperate battle lasted three days. The bloody and high-adrenalin action at and around the Americans’ two landing zones was among the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War.
Outnumbered 5 to 1, what these American soldiers did is chronicled in the compelling pages of a book later authored by LTC Moore (who at the end of his career retired with the rank of general) and Joseph Galloway, the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting. Both the book and the movie are title “We Were Soldiers Once, and Young.”
On the third day, heavily outnumbered and with American and North Vietnamese soldiers engaged in hand-to-hand combat and parts of the American defensive positions being overrun, LTC Moore turned to his radioman and ordered him to broadcast the high priority code words “Broken Arrow.”
At that time, and later when I was in Vietnam, a radioed “Broken Arrow” declaration from an American military unit meant it was in the process of being overrun by enemy forces and that any/all American combat aircraft in the vicinity were to rally to the battle site and open fire on the enemy and support the ground troops.
Why the history lesson on the 56-year old Broken Arrow call that saved the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, in 1965? Because, we face a similar situation today, right here in our own country. We are under attack by what the great Mark Levin has correctly labeled as American Marxism. And, just like the American soldiers who fought in the noted Ia Drang Valley battle, today we - the people of the United States of America - are surrounded by and face to face with a hideous enemy. Brainwashed, propagandized, and indoctrinated with lies, these individuals are undermining everything that is good and great about our country.
The situation is growing more desperate every day. We have a president in name only. It is obvious that Joe Biden is nothing but a mindless straw man for the Marxists who have taken over the former Democrat Party and the White House. Exactly who is running our country is unknown. It is appears to be a shadowy Marxist committee.
Biden and these Marxists are endangering our way of life, our form of government, and are bankrupting our country. They have done more damage to this country in seven months than anyone expected. They are fanatical in their rush to destroy our country as they are becoming increasing exposed. Joe Biden is ignoring Supreme Court decisions, is allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons, has basically shut down our oil and gas industry, and is now begging the Middle East to sell us more gas. Biden and these same people are using COVID-19 to take away our freedoms. Inflation is about to go through the roof, and our national debt is skyrocketing, which will result in heavy taxation on us just to pay the interest.
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Dr. Fauci are responsible for the germ warfare that is currently ravaging our country. How so? They encouraged the waves of COVID-19 infected illegal aliens flooding across our southern border, and they are providing transportation to move them into unsuspecting American cities, towns, and states. I consider these activities to be unethical, unlawful, and impeachable offenses.
Given the threat to our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, our continued existence as a democratic Federal Republic, and our religious beliefs, which is posed by our incompetent president and vice president and their Marxists handlers, we may need our own civilian form of a Broken Arrow protocol to regain control of our country.
God Bless America and Israel!
--Jerry Jones, a native of Sparta, is Central Intelligence Agency, retired