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Alexander Cochrane and the Enduring Myths of the War of 1812

War of 1812

By Willard Sterne Randall The War of 1812, often called “the forgotten conflict,” is probably the least understood American war. Just as frequently, it is described as the Second War of American Independence. This is because of a persistent fallacy

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Posted in Modern History

World War I Centennial: America’s Entry into The Great War

World War I Centennial

Exactly 100 years ago today, April 6, 1917 the United States of America declared war on the German Empire and officially entered World War I.  Largely forgotten today, Americans across the country volunteered to serve their country and played a

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Posted in Military History

Back Over There: Remembering the Last Survivors of WWI

Back Over There

Richard Rubin Heads Back Over There In The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War. Interviewing the war’s last survivors face-to-face,

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Posted in Military History

Gulf War–Air Campaign, January 16 – February 28, 1991

Gulf War–Air Campaign

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab Gulf War–Air Campaign, January 16 – February 28, 1991 In the wake of Iraq’s August 1990 invasion of Kuwait, an American-led multinational Coalition deployed to Saudi Arabia. To force an Iraqi withdrawal,

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The Battle of Khe Sanh, January 21 – April 8, 1968

Khe Sanh

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab Khe Sanh combat base, built on a hilltop located 10 km from the Laotian border, was the westernmost in a line of Allied defenses south of the DMZ designed to prevent communist

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Posted in Military History
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