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    Ask MHQ: Could France Have Stopped the Nazis?

    Q: If the Germans had gone with their first plan rather than the revised thrust through the Ardennes in 1940, could the French forces have stopped them, given the relative strengths of both sides? John Looby Manchester, England A: After...

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    Ask MHQ: What Caused Longstreet’s Delay?

    Q: Did the “delayed start” of Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s attack at the Battle of Gettysburg on the afternoon of July 2, 1863, result from General Robert E. Lee’s command style or from Longstreet responding too slowly to...

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    Ask MHQ: Did Stalin Plan to Attack Hitler in 1941?

    Q: Was Josef Stalin planning to attack Adolf Hitler in 1941, which would explain the Red Army’s forward deployment? David Van Horn Brooklyn Center, Minn. A: Was Stalin planning a preemptive strike against Hitler in 1941? An article by...

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    Ask MHQ: German U-boats on the Shore

    Q: In addition to attacking shipping, why didn’t German U-boats surface and shell military or civilian targets on shore? James Goodwin Lake Ridge, Va. A: German and Japanese submarines did halfheartedly attack American land targets....

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    Ask MHQ: Marines in the Dominican Republic?

    Q  I was part of the U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965 by the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Marines. I know there were more than 40,000 American troops there, including several thousand from the Organization of American...