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Squaring Ends And Means

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Self-determination for countries that had been occupied by Nazi Germany—Poland in particular—was foremost of the common objectives to which President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winton Churchill committed on August 14, 1941 after meeting on the British battleship Prince of Wales off Newfoundland. Germany’s invasion of Poland had been the reason why Britain had declared war. Restoring Poland’s freedom was the war’s first-order objective. The Soviet Union’s 1939 partnership with Germany in that invasion and, by August 1941, its alliance with Britain, added a layer of difficulties. 


Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show Discussing US Intelligent Agencies

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "The Police Were Not Policed."

Rabaul, August 1943

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The naval and air bases that Japan established at Rabaul on the eastern edge of New Britain Island in 1942 became the leading edge of its resistance to America’s return to the Western Pacific. Five hundred miles from the nearest Australian air base and supported by nearby Japanese naval and air power, Rabaul almost prevented America’s power, projected as it was from across the Pacific, from gaining a toehold in Guadalcanal, on the easternmost edge of the Solomon Islands. That notwithstanding, Rabaul continued to dominate the Southwest Pacific.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson's Heroism, Part II

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This is from some reminiscences that my uncle Fred Henderson wrote about escaping from a German prison camp during World War II.


The Origins Of Our Second Civil War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war?

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Erdogan’s Turkey And NATO

by Austin Bayvia Strategika
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The phrase “the struggle for Turkey’s soul” once served as shorthand for the perceived conflict between the country’s secular democratic values and Muslim religious values. With the July 8, 2018 inauguration of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkey’s President, democratic values and Muslim values now struggle with hyper-empowered Erdogan’s personal political goals and his devilish acquisition of authoritarian power.

In the News

Russia's Last Tsar Executed 100 Years Ago

quoting Robert Servicevia The Express Tribune
Friday, July 13, 2018

It is a century since the execution of Russia’s last tsar and his family after the revolution that established the Soviet Union, a massacre that still raises questions today.

In the News

Who Owns Iraq's History?

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Ahram Online
Friday, July 13, 2018

As US forces stormed through Iraq in the spring of 2003, Iraqi officials scurried to hide the archives of the ruling Baath Party and Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) as well as of key government and intelligence departments in underground cellars where they were nevertheless soon discovered by trophy hunters.

In the News

McMaster To Release Book In 2020

featuring Lieutenant General H. R. McMastervia VOA News
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser H.R. McMaster has signed a book deal. Battlegrounds will cover the retired lieutenant general’s 34-year military career and his time in the Trump administration.

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On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

This 1918 recruiting poster from the Hoover Archives touches on a turning point in the history of the United States Marine Corps. 


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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.