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Solomon Islands Campaign, August 7, 1942 – December 25, 1943

Solomon Islands Campaign

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab The Solomon Islands Campaign By April 1942, the Japanese line extended from the Burma–India border, east to the Philippines, New Britain and the Solomon Islands. Air and naval bases at Bougainville and

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Life of a CIA Polygrapher: Ready Aim…. Part 2

Life of Lies and Spies, Airport Security

by Alan Trabue Chapter 1: Ready Aim…. Part 2 I watched another soldier approach to assist the screaming soldier who seemed ready to shoot me. The two spoke excitedly. The second soldier started poking around the contents of my opened

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Life of a CIA Polygrapher: Ready Aim…. Part 1

Life of Lies and Spies;

by Alan Trabue Chapter 1: Ready Aim…. Part 1 The day was supposed to be a routine travel day between CIA offices, a simple one-hour flight from the international airport in a Southeast Asian capital city to another city up-country.

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A ‘Most Honest Horse Thief’: James Byrnes’ Role In Japan’s Conditional Surrender

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By Paul Ham Upon his swearing in as President Harry Truman’s Secretary of State, on 3rd July 1945, James Francis ‘Jimmy’ Byrnes quietly assumed greater powers than his new position entailed. In coming weeks, Byrnes would act as Truman’s big

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

The B-29 Superfortress in the American Air Campaign: January 1- March 3, 1945

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By Robert F. Dorr At the start of 1945, the world was paying little attention to the B-29 Superfortresses that would continue to operate three months longer with XX Bomber Command in India and China. Crewmembers in India and China

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