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  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- August 2007

    Japanese Prime Minister Sparks a New Uproar Over Apology to Wartime “Comfort Women” Under pressure from the U.S. Congress and members of Japan’s opposition party, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe recently offered an apology to the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- September 2007

    An Ugly Fight Erupts Over Soviet War Memorials in Eastern Europe Riots broke out in the Estonian capital of Tallinn recently when the government announced plans to move a monument honoring Red Army soldiers who died there in World War II....

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- October 2007

    The Last of the First Flag Raisers on Iwo Jima Two flags were raised over Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. The second, raised by six men that afternoon, has become part of one of the iconic images of World War II. The...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- November 2007

    Secret Recordings Reveal Hitler’s Generals Knew of the Holocaust For decades after World War II, the German army seemed to get a pass on the Holocaust. At Nuremberg, high-ranking generals insisted they never knew what was happening in...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- December 2007

    The Kiss that Wasn’t Just a Kiss: Half of a Famous Pair Identified at Last Glenn McDuffie may just be the most famous kisser in the world. Forensic tests recently confirmed that the eighty-year-old navy veteran from Houston, Texas, is...

  • MHQ Magazine

    MHQ Book Review: The Utility of Force

    The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World General Rupert Smith, Knopf, 2007, 416 pages, $30. Frustrated with endless struggles in Iraq, Palestine, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Balkans? General Smith says these...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- April 2008

    Sainthood for Vietnam War chaplain? Since his death on the battlefield on Sept. 4, 1967, many Marines who knew Rev. Vincent Capodanno have called their chaplain a saint and have offered testimonies to his bravery, compassion and genuine...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- June 2008

    Vietnam: From red to green Even after the Vietnam War ended, the battle against communism continued on. Now, more than 35 years after the end of the war, capitalism appears in many ways to have won over Vietnam. To Americans the country...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- August 2008

    Memorial Wall records now available via the Web The National Archives and Records Administration and Footnote.com have together launched a virtual replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, making historical records of...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- October 2008

    A most unlikely McCain supporter Although Tran Trong Duyet hasn’t seen Senator John McCain for nearly 35 years, he says he’d vote for him if he could. The 75-year-old met McCain during the former Navy pilot’s incarceration in Hanoi...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- December 2008

    Agent Orange Linked to Prostate Cancer Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange have a significantly greater risk of prostate cancer, especially the most aggressive form of the disease, according to a recently released study. The study of...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War- Open Fire January 2008

    Restoration Starts on Mosby Rendezvous Church One of the most significant buildings related to Confederate John Singleton Mosby’s storied career is soon launching an important restoration. During the Civil War, Mount Zion Old School...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    My 15 Minutes Out of the Attic

    Ten years ago, after introducing Tony Horwitz to the world of “Civil Wargasms,” I ended up on the cover of his bestseller. Life has never been the same. Time is an odd thing. It is strange to think it has been 10 years since...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War- Open Fire March 2008

    Upper Midwest Civil War Museum Coming in June In June, a new Civil War museum will open, and it won’t be located in Virginia or Pennsylvania, or near a battlefield, or anywhere along the Eastern seaboard. Instead, the museum will sit...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War- Open Fire May 2008

    First-day site at Chancellorsville opens to public In the opening hours of the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, it was not yet clear that Robert E. Lee was about to win one of his greatest victories— but at the greatest cost, with...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War Open Fire- July 2008

    1862 Maryland headquarters in dire straits An 1820s house near Burkittsville, Md., that offered shelter to Union troops during the war now sits exposed to the elements and in danger of collapse. The yellow brick, Federal-style house has...