World History

Korea: Post-WWII Partition

8th parallel

By Jongsoo James Lee
1392 The Founding of Choson Dynasty (1392–1910). 1910 Korea annexed by Japan. 1941 (December) Japan attacks Pearl Harbor. 1943 (November) At the Cairo Conference, the United States, Britain, and China declare future Korean independence “in due course”; at… Read the article

Libya Since 1969

By Dirk Vandewalle

Libya’s Revolution in Perspective

1969–2000

The September 1, 1969 coup in Libya that brought Libya’s young military officers to power put an end to the Sanusi kingdom—at the time universally considered as anachronistic. But while the general expectation … Read the article

President Ronald Regan: Grenada and Beirut

By Callie Oettinger

October 23, 1983, a suicide bomber killed 241 Marines in Beirut.

Just a few days later, October 25, 1983, U.S. Force invaded Grenada.

October 27, 1983, President Reagan addressed the nation, about Grenada and Beirut:

“This past … Read the article

Easy Company Soldier

Easy Company Soldier-jacket

By Don Malarkey

Chapter 12

“WHAT’S A GUY GOTTA DO TO DIE?”

Bastogne

December 19, 1944–January 3, 1945

In some ways, my war ended in Bastogne. In some ways it began there. The first day was surprisingly quiet. Eerily quiet, … Read the article

Military History in Empire

By Steven Saylor

My previous novel Roma followed the fortunes of a single family through the first thousand years of the city’s existence, from its beginnings as an Iron Age trading post to its domination of the Mediterranean world and … Read the article

Military History in Empire

My previous novel Roma followed the fortunes of a single family through the first thousand years of the city’s existence, from its beginnings as an Iron Age trading post to its domination of the Mediterranean world and the civil wars … Read the article

Artillery in the Ia Drang Valley

Battle of laDrang Valley

By Robert Barker

The 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmoble) arrived in Qui Nhon, RVN on September 18, 1965, after thirty days on board the USNS Rose. The brigade combat units were 1st and 2nd Battalions, 7th Cavalry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery … Read the article