Absent momentous news, this is likely to be Battleland’s final pre-Christmas post. Given the lack of sources in D.C. through New Year’s, we’ll be scaling back on our posts in the coming week, too. But before we start our holiday shopping, let’s end on a happy note. Check out this tribute to Bob Hope, and all the tours he did for U.S. troops. The USO still put on such trips. You can help them out here. Happy holidays to all Battleland readers!