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Featured Excerpt: The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

by Joanne B. Freeman In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. In the following excerpt, Freeman shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

What Happens Before the First Shots Are Fired?

by General Tony Zinni Throughout our history we have committed our military to action hundreds of times. The reasons have been many and varied. After each of these commitments our military dutifully examines all our past interventions and wars attempting

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

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