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We Got Him!

By Al Hemingway

On the evening of December 13, 2003, near a farmhouse on the outskirts of Tikrit, Iraq, Colonel James B. Read more

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Parallel Lives

By Al Hemingway

In the original 1960s Star Trek series, a Romulan commander says to James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise, “I regret that we meet in this way. Read more

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Tactics of the War in the Pacific

By Al Hemingway

Many Americans view the conflict in the Pacific during World War II as primarily a series of land battles, mainly fought in a jungle environment between the American and Japanese armies. Read more

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The Lusitania Disaster

By Al Hemingway

At 2:10 PM on May 7, 1915, Captain Walther Schwieger, commanding the German submarine U-20, was patrolling off the coast of Ireland, looking for British merchant ships. Read more

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The Consummate General

As a small child growing up in Missouri, Omar Bradley was taught that honesty and hard work were virtues one should strive for in leading a decent, fulfilling life. Read more

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How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution

By Al Hemingway

On a wintry night in December 1773, about 70 men, many of whom were disguised as Indians, unceremoniously dumped an estimated 10,000 pounds, the modern equivalent of $1 million, of tea into Boston harbor. Read more

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Andrew Jackson and the Drive West

By Al Hemingway

It is ironic that President Andrew Jackson, who was a staunch pro-Union advocate, actually bolstered states’ rights supporters when he refused to endorse the 1832 Supreme Court decision against the State of Georgia in the forced relocation of Native Americans from their homes after gold was discovered on their land. Read more

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“One with the Air”

By Al Hemingway

“You either loved him or hated him,” one former Marine said of Gregory “Pappy” Boyington. “There was no in-between.” Read more

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Eisenhower’s Hatchet Man

By Al Hemingway

They called him “Beetle.” He could be gruff and downright insulting at times to his subordinates. New officers joining his staff cringed when they had to go in and “meet the old man.” Read more

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Stalin’s Wartime Paranoia

By Al Hemingway

It has long been common knowledge to most historians and followers of World War II history in the European Theater, that the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany on the Eastern Front. Read more

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Revisiting the Tet Offensive

By Al Hemingway

Many who remember the 1968 Tet Offensive in South Vietnam still believe that the U.S. military suffered a disastrous defeat at the hands of the North Vietnamese Army. Read more

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Skeletons Disguised as Humans

By Al Hemingway

Just months after General Douglas MacArthur made his way from Philippines via PT-boat to reach Australia, Allied forces, mostly composed of Australian and native troops, took the offensive against the enemy to New Guinea. Read more

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Top German Strategist

By Al Hemingway

When British military historian and strategist B.H. Liddell Hart interviewed high-ranking German Army officers after the World War II had ended, almost to the man they agreed that one individual stood head and shoulders above everyone else—Field Marshal Erich Von Manstein. Read more

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The Last Stand Myth

By Al Hemingway

The Alamo in San Antonio has long been referred to as the “Cradle of Liberty” for modern-day Texas. Read more

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Fooling the Germans

By Al Hemingway

After the successful invasion of North Africa in November 1942, Allied planners immediately set to work developing a strategy to deliver a new offensive blow against Nazi Germany. Read more

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Harry Truman’s Military Carrer

By Al Hemingway

When people mention President Harry S. Truman, they instantly think of him as the president who made the monumental decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan. Read more