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military history


  • Remembering Soldier's Bravery at Iwo Jima, 75 Years Later

    by Jack H. Lucas

    "I had no way of knowing that in a matter of a few short hours I would make the most important decision of my life and in the lives of three members of my fire team. The choice would be mine: either I could die alone or all of us would die together."


  • 75 Years After the Dresden Bombings

    by Sinclair McKay

    History in Dresen is not an abstract academic pursuit; instead, it is palpable and passionate. It matters enormously. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the horror that made Dresden – deep in eastern Germany - a by-word for annihilation.



  • The Art of the Deal, Pentagon-Style

    by William J. Astore

    The list of recent debacles should be as obvious as it is alarming: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen (and points around and in between).


  • Stepping Back From the Brink of War

    by Alon Ben-Meir

    Trump’s order to kill General Soleimani is one of the most reckless acts taken by a president, who once again has put his personal political interest above the nation’s security.



  • The Global War of Error

    by Tom Engelhardt

    Failure is the new success and that applies as well to the “industrial” part of the military-industrial complex. 


  • Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons

    by Lawrence Wittner

    Although today’s public protests against nuclear weapons can’t compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration’s nuclear weapons policies.