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Military History - January 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:02 am
Readers' letters in the January 2015 issue of Military History sound off about American preparedness in the early months of the Korean War and the Lend-Lease program during World War II.

A Wing and a Prayer

Jay Barbree | Published: July 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Neil Armstrong’s flying career nearly ended soon after it started, when he was forced to eject from his F9F Panther over Korea.

Miracle Landing Off Korea

David Sears | Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Setting down on a carrier is difficult under the best conditions—but next to impossible if you can’t see.

MHQ Reviews: Autumn 2013

Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:21 am
MAIN REVIEWS The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II, by Charles Glass, reviewed by David Lamb Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea, by Sheila Miyoshi Jager, reviewed by William Donnelly   TELEVISION Plunder, Glory, and Everyday …

Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea

William Donnelly | Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:13 am
A review of Sheila Miyoshi Jager's new book

Korean War 60th Anniversary Programs - Col. David J. Clark Interview

Gerald D. Swick | Published: June 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm
July 27, 2013, marks the 60th anniversary of the negotiated armistice that ended hostilities in the Korean War, a war that began June 25, 1950, when communist North Korea invaded democratic South Korea. It was a war that claimed an …

A Combat Brotherhood That Makes a Difference - Military Order of the Purple Heart

Vietnam magazine | Published: April 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm
Wounded veterans continue to serve comrades and country in the Military Order of the Purple Heart

Fighting Words: From the World Wars to Korea

Christine Ammer | Published: March 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm
Many words and phrases used in the Korean War were first used in the World Wars

Canon de 75 modèle 1897: France’s 'Black Butcher'

Jon Guttman | Published: February 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm
The French 75 made its mark in 1914 at First Marne, then echoed around the world in various versions.

Farewell to CSM Basil Plumley

Joseph L. Galloway | Published: January 08, 2013 at 4:29 pm
In tribute to Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, who died in October 2012, journalist Joe Galloway reflects on the three-war career of Plumley, with whom he forged a deep bond during the desperate 1965 fighting at Ia Drang

Book Review: Into the Breach at Pusan, by Kenneth W. Estes

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 03, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Into the Breach at Pusan, by Kenneth W. Estes, relates the remarkable Korean War performance of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, clearing up several myths along the way.

Online Extra: James Salter Gallery

Drew Bratcher | Published: November 02, 2012 at 2:01 pm
(Courtesy of James Salter) The Hunters, the American writer James Salter's debut novel from 1956, tells the story of an aging fighter pilot's unnerving first tour of duty in the Korean War. A spry 233 pages (in the Vintage …

Interview - MoH recipient and author Wesley Fox

Vietnam magazine | Published: March 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm
Fox talks about his quest to command a rifle company in I Corps in 1969, almost 20 years since he'd served in Korea

American Proconsul: How Douglas MacArthur Shaped Postwar Japan

Stanley Weintraub | Published: November 08, 2011 at 5:14 pm
In August 1945 MacArthur arrived in postwar Japan, tasked with the job of rebuilding that defeated nation

The Rise of the Helicopter During the Korean War

Otto Kreisher | Published: January 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm
Used primarily for search and rescue in the Korean War's early days, choppers had become an essential battlefield tool by the conflict's end.

Same Army, Different War

Robert M. Citino | Published: October 06, 2010 at 5:04 pm
How different was the Korean War U.S. Army from the World War II model? Not as much as you might think.
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