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Richard Epstein: What About Reparations To Japanese-Americans? What About Reparations To Holocaust Survivors?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Black Reparations Parsed."


Victor Davis Hanson: D-Day' Risk And Sacrifice Were For This Disregard In 2020?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Remembering D-Day."

Analysis and Commentary

Remembering D-Day

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Saturday, June 6, 2020

D-Day was the largest amphibious invasion in history since King Xerxes’ 480 bc combined sea and land descent into Greece. The Americans, especially General George Marshall, had wanted to invade France as early as spring 1943, still confident from their World War I experience that they could land easily in France and within a year push back the German army to end the war. The British and their Dominions, mindful of disasters from the Somme to Dunkirk and Dieppe, were reluctant to land in France even in 1944. 

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons From The First U.S. Carrier Visit To Vietnam

by CAPT Chris Sharmanvia U.S. Naval Institute
Monday, June 1, 2020

[Subscription Required] The visit of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) to Danang, Vietnam, in March 2018 was far more than a routine ship visit. It was the first port call by a U.S. aircraft carrier since the Vietnam War, and it symbolized a healing of old wounds between the two nations. The event required strategic coordination with allies, acute geopolitical sensitivity, and engagement at the highest levels of both governments. 


Condoleezza Rice, Philip Zelikow Reflect On Cold War In Virtual Discussion

interview with Condoleezza Rice, Philip Zelikow, Elizabeth Cobbsvia Texas A&M University
Friday, May 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows Condoleezza Rice, and Philip Zelikow discuss their latest book, To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth, with Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs.

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The “Miracle” Of Dunkirk

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For those of us stuck in social isolation, which would be just about everyone these days, binge watching TV and cable series has turned from an occasional weekend activity to a national pastime. Stuck in a post-“Game of Thrones” void, I asked my students for suggestions on what to watch. They turned me on to “The Man in the High Castle,” a four-season drama about a dystopian alternate universe in which the Axis powers win World War II and establish puppet states in North America. 

A U.S. howitzer position near the Kum River, 15 July 1950

Victor Davis Hanson On America First With Sebastian Gorka

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Monday, May 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the history of wars, World War II, key battles throughout history, and much more.

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Asia’s New Geopolitics

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, March 23, 2020

As Asia rises, geopolitical competition once again threatens its future. China’s aggressiveness, Sino-Japanese rivalry, regional territorial disputes, and North Korea’s nuclear weapons are shaping the Indo-Pacific and the world.

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Space—The Final Military Frontier?

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Monday, May 18, 2020

Late last week defense leaders presented the flag of the newly created U.S. Space Force to President Donald Trump in a ceremony in the Oval Office. The new Space Force emblem, eerily reminiscent of the logo for Starfleet Command in the Star Trek sci-fi series, now takes its place alongside those of the five other U.S. armed services. 

In the News

Taking A Second Look At WWII With Victor Davis Hanson’s ‘The Second World Wars’

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Most people today assume that our understanding of WWII is largely complete, thanks to the enormous quantity of books, TV series such as ITV’s classic 1970s documentary The World at War, the myriad of documentaries that aired in the early days of the History Channel cable TV network, and the unending series of movies produced by Hollywood, particularly when compared to its predecessor, WWI. 


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.