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Posted on Feb 9, 2008 in History News

Russia ‘ditching Cold War pacts’

Russia ‘ditching Cold War pacts’ (Telegraph.co.uk) Russia is steadily “unravelling” the historic arms control treaties that ended the Cold War and became cornerstones of European security, the most comprehensive survey of global military trends said...

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Posted on Feb 8, 2008 in History News

Take A Trip Back In Time

Take A Trip Back In Time (Northeast News & Tribune) The public is invited to the Fort Foster Rendezvous, an annual four-day event beginning Thursday that features the re-enactment of pioneer life during the mid-1800s Seminole Wars period in a military garrison at Fort...

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Posted on Feb 8, 2008 in History News

African American History Month Events At Chickamauga Battlefield

African American History Month Events At Chickamauga Battlefield (Chattanoogan.com) In commemoration of African American History Month, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host events honoring the contributions of African Americans in Chattanooga during the Civil War. All activities will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. ACG Intel Chickamauga &...

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Posted on Feb 5, 2008 in History News

Photo called ‘treasure’ of American history

Photo called ‘treasure’ of American history (Goshen News) The figure in the photograph is clad in Army fatigues, boots and helmet, lying on his back in peaceful repose, folded hands holding a military cap. Except for a thin trickle of blood from the corner of his mouth, he could be...

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Posted on Feb 4, 2008 in History News

Was the Civil War a Terrible Mistake?

Was the Civil War a Terrible Mistake? (History News Network) During Dr. Ron Paul’s recent appearance on FACE THE NATION, he suggested that the Civil War was a mistake, and he has been criticized for saying that. The topic was a minor part of the interview, and he didn’t have time to present much of a case, but fascinating questions were...

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Posted on Jan 28, 2008 in History News

History buffs hunt for evidence of ‘forgotten battle’ before Alamo

History buffs hunt for evidence of ‘forgotten battle’ before Alamo (MySA.com) “Remember The Alamo!” goes the popular battle cry. But for a small cadre of dogged history buffs, truth seekers still have a thing or two to learn about a lesser-known military clash that took place two decades earlier and marked the first Texas revolution. ACG Intel Battle of...

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Posted on Jan 27, 2008 in History News

After Waterloo

After Waterloo (The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #35) After the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon had to make a series of strategic decisions. Can he save Paris? Can he still raise an army? Is all, finally, lost? In this episode, David takes us through some of Napoleon’s thinking and actions in the days immediately following his last appearance on the battlefields of...

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Posted on Jan 27, 2008 in History News

Lieber’s Code 3.0

Lieber’s Code 3.0 (Blog Them Out of the Stone Age) David Bosco in The American Scholar has a nice precis of Lieber’s Code, the world’s first officially issued guidelines for the conduct of war. Published by the U.S. War Department at the height of the Civil War, the code takes its name from its author, the German American jurist Francis Lieber, who persuaded Union general in chief Henry W. Halleck that a set of guidelines was...

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Posted on Jan 27, 2008 in History News

The Anglo-Dutch Wars

The Anglo-Dutch Wars (Military History Podcast) The Anglo-Dutch Wars were a series of the distinct conflicts waged between England and the United Provinces (modern-day Netherlands) in the middle years of the...

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Posted on Jan 27, 2008 in History News

Military History Museum Posts Rare Spanish-American War Information

Military History Museum Posts Rare Spanish-American War Information (Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot) Military buffs can now find the names of many New Yorkers who served in the Spanish-American War online thanks to the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs – but not all of them. ACG Intel New York in the Spanish-American War 1898 New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs The Rough...

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