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Battle of Bladensburg, August 24, 1814

Battle of Bladensburg

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – Battle of Bladensburg, August 24, 1814 After Napoleon’s exile, Britain directed considerable resources into the ongoing war in North America. Around 2500 of Wellington’s regulars joined a

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The First Barbary War 1801–05

First Barbary War

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – First Barbary War 1801–05 The First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitanian War and the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two Barbary Wars

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Lt. General (Ret) Michael T. Flynn: The Mistakes of the Iraq War

Michael T. Flynn

by Lt. General (Ret) Michael T. Flynn and Michael Ledeen Lt. General (Ret.) Michael T. Flynn spent 33 years as an intelligence officer. Before he was terminated from government service, he served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency

Posted in Military History

The Siege of Yorktown, 28 Sep–19 Oct 1781

The Battle of Yorktown

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – The Siege of Yorktown, 28 Sep–19 Oct 1781 The final decisive major battle of the war, the siege of Yorktown established both the collapse of the British ‘Southern Strategy’

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Swamp Gas: UFOs and the Ford Administration

Swamp Gas

by Larry Holcombe Swamp Gas Over a period of six days in March 1966, UFOs were seen by hundreds of people in southern Michigan and Ohio, in an area between and around Toledo and Detroit. Later classified as swamp gas,

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