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  • A Short History of United Nations Peacekeeping

    For more than four decades, the Blue Helmets have carved out an impressive, and often overlooked, role for themselves monitoring cease-fire agreements, disarming rebel groups, and...

  • Hallowed Ground | Khe Sanh, Vietnam

    For Americans involved in ground operations during the Vietnam War, combat had many faces. Search-and-clear missions through jungles or rice paddies were typical, but troops also...

  • Charlottesville’s Living Civil War Legacy

    On Saturday, August 12, hundreds of protesters poured into Charlottesville, Virginia, bringing to the fore the legacy of the American Civil War and turning the otherwise typical...

  • ‘O Sarah!’ Did Sullivan Ballou’s Famed Letter Come From Another’s Pen?

    It is one of the most celebrated letters in American history. First heard on a wide scale during Ken Burns’ The Civil War documentary on September 23, 1990, a letter presented...

  • The Plot to Kidnap Washington

    In 1780 two British military officers planned a mission that could have changed the course of history. In February 1780 Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen, the interim...

  • Valor | John Lee Levitow

    Air Force AC-47 gunships, called “Spooky” and “Puff the Magic Dragon,” prowled the skies over South Vietnam during the dangerous hours of darkness when grunts on the...

  • Interview with Damian Shiels: Irish Emigrants

    Although Irish scholar Damian Shiels trained in the archaeological study of conflict, he expanded his focus a decade ago to the Irish connection to the Civil War. While preparing...

  • Valor | Romania’s Heroine

    Killed in action in September 1917 leading Romanian troops into battle, Ecaterina Teodoroiu was likely the first woman in the 20th century to command a male infantry unit in...