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Churchill’s Workshop

by Henrik Beringvia Policy Review
Thursday, December 1, 2005

Henrik Bering on In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War by David Reynolds

Iraq Is Not Vietnam

by Frederick W. Kaganvia Policy Review
Thursday, December 1, 2005

A pernicious equivalence

Why We Must Stay

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Why the war in Iraq is not like the war in Vietnam—and why the present conflict must not be permitted to end the way the former conflict ended. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

by Scott Taitvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

The world has lost a truly great man. By Scott Tait.

Teacher and Hero

by Jeffrey C. Blissvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Remembering a hero for our time. By Jeff Bliss.

Cowboys and Indians

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Want the American troops out of Iraq now? Be careful what you wish for. By Niall Ferguson.

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Vinegar Joe and the Generalissimo

by Tai-Chun Kuo, Hsiao-ting Lin, Ramon H. Myersvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

During World War II, personal relations between Chiang Kai-shek, the Chinese Nationalist leader, and General Joseph Stilwell, America’s top military adviser to China, grew famously acrimonious. The strained relationship, some have argued, may have had dire consequences for the Nationalists, who lost the Chinese civil war to the Communists in 1949.

Newly opened documents in the Hoover Institution Archives of T. V. Soong, one of Chiang’s closest aides, shed new light on the matter. Chiang, the documents show, considered firing Stilwell as early as 1942—and had the blessing of top American officials to do so—but ultimately chose not to. Had Stilwell been replaced, might history have been different? Tai-Chun Kuo, Hsiao-Ting Lin, and Ramon H. Myers consider one of history’s most intriguing “what-ifs.”

SIDEBAR: A New Window on Modern Chinese History

Thumpers!

by Henrik Beringvia Policy Review
Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Henrik Bering on Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain 1649–1815 by N.A.M. Rodger

Iraq Without a Plan

by Michael E. O'Hanlonvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Next time, listen to the generals

If the Dead Could Talk

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

They’d teach us about war. By Victor Davis Hanson.

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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.