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Pearl Harbor Volunteer Was ‘Great Friend’ To Grieving Families

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Jim Taylor served 33 years on active duty in the Navy, retiring in 1989 as command master chief of the “Blue Geese” of Patrol Squadron 22 at Naval Air Station Barbers Point.

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VDH Recommends

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

While the academic study of military history is in a state of sickness unto death in the academy, it lives because of its popularity with the American people. In his terrific essay “Why study war,” Victor Davis Hanson observes:


Elizabeth Cobbs: Local Author Tells Story Of Harriet Tubman In New Novel

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia KPBS
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her new book, The Tubman Command, and how Harriet Tubman changed America, and why Cobbs is pushing for Tubman's face to be on the $20 bill.

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The Six-Day War And The Golan Heights

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Monday, June 10, 2019

Fifty-two years ago, Israel vanquished its Arab opponents in the Six-Day War, waged from June 5-10, 1967. Israeli victory led to its occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula, and Golan Heights. The war and its outcome had significant implications for the future of the Middle East, and its repercussions echo to this day.


Lasting Lessons From The Beaches Of Normandy

by Col Timothy "Papa" Murphy, Lt Col Kevin Childsvia The Hill
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Late in the evening on June 5, 1944, U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ominously told his wife before they went to sleep, “Do you realize that by the time you wake up in the morning twenty thousand men may have been killed?”

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Revisiting A Time When War Was The Answer

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Antelope Valley Press
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

On a bluff above the sand and a half-mile from the ocean’s edge at low tide, which was the condition when the first Allied soldiers left their landing craft, a round circle of concrete 5 feet in diameter provides a collar for a hole in the ground. On the morning of June 6, 1944, the hole was Widerstandsnest (nest of resistance) 62, a German machine gun emplacement.

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Area 45: What’s Next For North Korea With Thomas Henriksen

interview with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Area 45
Friday, May 31, 2019

Will Kim Jong-un ever give up his nuclear ambitions or allow economic reforms into North Korea?

General Jim Mattis bio photo
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Jim Mattis’ New Book ‘Call Sign Chaos’ Comes Out In July

featuring General Jim Mattisvia American Military News
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Former Secretary of Defense and Marine Gen. James Mattis has co-written a book that will be released in July. The book titled, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead” is due to hit the shelves on July 16, and is an extensive retelling of Mattis’ military career, including Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, and the lessons he learned from those experiences, the Associated Press reported.


Victor Davis Hanson: The Second World Wars

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Conservative University
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Second World Wars.

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They Shot The War

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia History Net
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

An alternative newspaper for American GIs in Vietnam offered some raw glimpses into the conflict.


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.