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LBJ's 'X' File on Nixon's Pre-Election Deal With Saigon

Beverly Deepe Keever | Published: November 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm
In an excerpt from Death Zones and Darling Spies, Beverly Keever explores new evidence that support her 1968 story for Christian Science Monitor that Richard Nixon secretly tried to scuttle President Johnson's peace talk plan days before the election

Tiso in the Wolf's Lair

Robert M. Citino | Published: June 17, 2013 at 11:57 am
Last time out we began a discussion of a seemingly insignificant event. Near the end of May 1944, Monsignor Jozef Tiso, the wartime leader of Slovakia, paid a visit to Adolf Hitler at the latter's headquarters in East Prussia–the famous …

Deception

Robert M. Citino | Published: May 29, 2013 at 11:15 am
Last time out we discussed an Allied deception operation called Starkey. Designed to simulate a landing in the Pas de Calais in 1943, and thus to draw off German strength from Italy (where the Allies actually were landing at the …

Military History Reader Poll - July 2013

Published: May 01, 2013 at 12:08 pm
What would you recommend an international tribunal do if an accused or convicted violator of international law refuses to submit to due process? Should international law trump a nation's sovereign law?…

A Young Pilot's Surprising Political Leanings

Andrew Carroll | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:17 pm
Branded a left-wing peacenik during his 1972 presidential campaign against incumbent Richard M. Nixon, Senator George S. McGovern lost that race in a landslide, winning only Massa-chusetts and Washington, D.C. A major reason for his defeat was his opposition to …

Thaddeus Stevens

Peter Carlson | Published: February 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Meet the real Thaddeus Stevens, the man who inspired Tommy Lee Jones' impassioned performance in Spielberg's Lincoln.

'First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty' - A Preview

Gerald D. Swick | Published: December 06, 2012 at 11:53 am
'American Experience: First Freedom - The Fight for Religious Liberty,' premiering Dec. 18 on PBS, is an informative, even-handed examination of why America's founders made religious liberty a basic human right.

Review - Black April

Published: November 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm
Black April by George Veith is an illuminating examination of South Vietnam's fall in 1973-1975.

The Leading Edge: Americans at El Alamein

Rachel S. Cox | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Five young idealists became the first Yanks to join the fight against Germany on the battlefield

Chuck Hagel Nomination: An Interview With Senator Hagel on His Vietnam Combat Experience and Vision for the War's Commemoration

Vietnam magazine | Published: October 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm
Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and former Nebraska senator, talks about his combat experience, serving alongside his brother Tom, and his recent selection to lead an advisory committee for the 50th anniversary events commemorating the Vietnam War

American History Interviews Psychologist Jonathan Haidt

Stephen L. Petranek | Published: August 01, 2012 at 11:40 am
Jonathan Haidt explains the psychology behind our polarized politics

Broadway Play Plots Pro-War Columnist's Joe Alsop's Fall

Vietnam magazine | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm
A new production on Broadway, The Columnist, which ran April through June 2012, examines the life of famed Cold War–era journalist Joseph Alsop (1910-89), whose op-ed column "Matter of Fact" ran in hundreds of newspapers for nearly 40 …

Mark W. Clark: A General Reappraisal

Robert M. Citino | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:42 pm
Does he really deserve to be exhibit A in the war's pantheon of bad commanders?

Conversation with Jean Edward Smith, Author of Eisenhower in War and Peace

Gene Santoro | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:27 pm
How the five-star general dealt with Churchill and Roosevelt, and managed all the alpha generals jockeying for position, all while running a war.

Interview - Rep. Jeff Miller

Vietnam magazine | Published: June 06, 2012 at 1:44 pm
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee discusses where we were militarily in the Vietnam War and where we're headed as a nation

Confederate Flags in Times Square?

Published: May 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm
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