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The Battle of the Bulge, December 16, 1944 – January 25, 1945

Battle of the Bugle

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was the last major German offensive campaign of World War II. It was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region

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The Afghanistan War’s “Heart of Darkness”


by T. Jefferson Parker October 7, 2014 marks the 13th “anniversary” of the war in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom). It was on this date in 2001 that the United States and United Kingdom began a bombing campaign against al-Qaeda and

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Three Reasons the British Should Have Won the Revolutionary War (and Three Reasons the Patriots Did Win)


By Jack Kelly George Washington called the American victory in the Revolutionary war “little short of a standing miracle.” In 1776, an overwhelming British army had defeated his poorly trained force, driven them out of New York City, and chased

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

December 16, 1944: Ardennes Offensive Begins, An “Abysmal Failure of Allied Intelligence”

German troops advancing

By Carlo D’Este By October, and continuing throughout the autumn of 1944, the various Allied intelligence staffs were aware that the Germans had assembled the Sixth Panzer Army in the area east of Aachen. However, the positioning of its divisions

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