December 18, 2010:

The Nimitz is on full alert. They've loaded new missiles at Piraeus and are pointed toward Iran. The captain tells us he'll lead the first strike personally.

Tribalism. Couldn't everybody just talk? No: there's gotta be blood.

Do you believe in coincidence? How is it, why is it, of all people, these combat officers meet up at Christmastime with - who now? - a dozen college students from Southern California, in of all places, Athens, Greece?