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Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Books and Movies

Hell or Richmond – Book Review

Ralph Peters’ “Hell or Richmond” historical novel brings the story of Ulysses Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign (The Wilderness Campaign) alive as few writers can, with vivid, expertly crafted and exciting prose that expresses this grim conflict.

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Posted on Jun 10, 2013 in War College

Fear and Courage – Returning to Iwo Jima 68 Years Later

Three WW2 veterans returned to Iwo Jima on the 68th anniversary of the battle. In 1945 one was a Marine rifleman, another drove a USMC halftrack with a 105mm howitzer, and the third was a US Army Air Corps flight engineer aboard a B-29 that was part of the preliminary bombardment of the island.

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Posted on Jan 5, 2009 in War College

Flashpoint Gaza Analysis – January 4, 2009

An analysis of Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli ground attack into Gaza on January 3, 2009, written the following day by John Antal, a retired U.S. Army colonel and military historian who trained with the Israeli Defense Forces.

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Posted on Sep 11, 2008 in Stuff We Like

Remember 9/11

After returning from 10 days in Afghanistan, a retired U.S. Army colonel reflects on 9-11 and the sacrifices made by Soliders in its aftermath.

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Posted on Mar 4, 2006 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

March 4th, Iraq and the War

The administration says it is fighting to set people free. Skeptics disagree and wonder if the people we are freeing deserve our efforts or whether it is worth the cost. After all, these people have never known freedom before, so why should we fight for them?

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