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Hoover Press Book, Women Of The Gulag, Featured In New Documentary

featuring Paul R. Gregoryvia Stanford News
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Women of the Gulag, a new film documentary based on Hoover scholar Paul Gregory’s book by that name, is now being screened.
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Forgotten Images Of Vietnam: Never Before Published Photos Of The 20-Year-Long War Shows The Violence, Heartbreak And Brief Moments Of Levity On The Front-Line

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Daily Mail (UK)
Friday, September 28, 2018

Arresting images of the Vietnam War that depict life away from the battlefield and the soldier's interaction with civilians have been immortalized in a new book and exhibition.

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The Bloodiest Battle In American History

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Thursday, September 27, 2018

One hundred years ago this week doughboys of the American Expeditionary Forces went over the top in the Meuse River–Argonne Forest region of France, marking the beginning of what would become the bloodiest battle in American history. More than 1.2 million American soldiers took part in the six-week battle, part of a larger Allied effort known as the Hundred Days Offensive. By the time the battle concluded with an armistice on November 11, 1918, more than 26,000 U.S. soldiers—half of American combat fatalities in the Great War—would lie dead on the blood-soaked fields of France, with another 100,000 wounded-in-action.

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DAR Brings “The Hello Girls” Author To Navasota

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia Navasota Examiner
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Elizabeth Cobbs, Ph.D., author of “The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers,” was the guest speaker Saturday, Sept. 15, at a luncheon hosted by the Robert Raines Chapter of the National Society-Daughters of the American Revolution.

Fort Trump—A Permanent U.S. Military Base in Poland?

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Following a meeting in the Oval office on September 18, President Donald Trump said he is considering a request from Polish President Andrzej Duda to permanently station American troops in his country. Duda even offered to name the military facility “Fort Trump” and to provide more than $2 billion to help finance it. Poland desires the protection and stability that a permanent U.S. presence on its soil offers. One can sympathize with the Polish desire for a superpower security umbrella.

Analysis and Commentary

Central Planning In War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the last 2 months, I’ve read 6 books about the attack on the Zam Zam in April 1941. It was the ship my uncle Fred Henderson and aunt Jamie Henderson were on when they were heading to the Belgian Congo to be medical missionaries. It was attacked and sunk by the German raider Atlantis and they, along with all the other ship’s passengers and crew were taken prisoner, transferred to the Dresden, and sent to occupied France. 

Analysis and Commentary

Never Forget But Also Learn

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I’ve seen various friends on Facebook today discussing their feelings about 9/11/2001 and some of their experiences that day. Some were close to Ground Zero; others had friends who were murdered; others, like me, were a few thousand miles away and knew only people who knew people who were murdered.

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How Far Have We Come Since 9/11? Only A Short Walk Across Flushing Meadows

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I offer you two views of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Troops Are Dying For A Lost Cause. We’ve Got To Get Out Of Afghanistan.

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Twenty-seven years ago, I was in Afghanistan to watch the Russians cut and run from a military quagmire and failed occupation that helped bring down the Soviet Union. In 2018, America is ready to walk away from a similarly failed military adventure. As Lt. Col. John W. Nicholson Jr., the exiting American and NATO forces’ commander in Afghanistan put it: “It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end.”

USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.

Remarks By LTG H.R. McMaster At The United States Naval Academy

by H. R. McMaster
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Thank you, Tayler (MIDN Johnston) for that introduction.  I am honored to have the opportunity to address you—the future leaders and officers of our American Navy and Marine Corps — the greatest naval force the World has known. I want to thank all of you for your patriotism and for your willingness to serve our nation and your fellow sailors and Marines.

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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.