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by | Nov 19, 2022

The Naval Institute Press has just published a small book titled The Road to Pearl Harbor: Great Power War in Asia and the Pacific, which is part history and part a warning that history may be about to repeat itself…

by | Aug 6, 2022

Eighty years ago, on Aug. 7, 1942, American Marines went ashore on the tropical islands of Guadalcanal and its tiny neighbors Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tanambogo. This marked the first sustained offensive action by American land forces in the Pacific. After…

by | Jun 3, 2022

Midway Airport. Some think its name comes from being “midway” between New York and the West Coast. Others mistakenly think it is named for the “Monsters of the Midway,” Alonzo Stagg’s legendary University of Chicago Maroon football teams, the name…

by | Mar 15, 2022

“He is the most interesting man in the world.” So declared the classic Dos Equis commercials, amusingly showing its carefree guy diving off cliffs, confronting bears, arm-wrestling Latin American tinhorn dictators, charming the ladies (always more than one at once),…

by | Dec 6, 2021

No reason needed to fly the American flag. But flying the colors today may be even more appropriate than other days. It’s the 80th anniversary of the sneak attack by Japan on American naval and Army forces at Pearl Harbor, dragging…

by | Dec 6, 2021

Three weeks past my 15th birthday, I attended the New York Giants-Brooklyn Dodgers football game at the Polo Grounds with my friend Burt Boyar and 55,000 fans. At half-time, the stadium announcer read a long list of names — high-ranking…

by | Dec 6, 2021

It was a neighborhood Fourth of July BBQ, 2011. I had recently returned from my third combat deployment in Afghanistan. I was enjoying a cold beer and swapping war stories with a fellow Marine and Vietnam veteran. Listening quietly was…

by | Nov 7, 2021

As tensions increase between China and the United States over the South China Sea and Taiwan, American strategists and statesmen might benefit from reading two recent fictional accounts of a future Sino-American war. Those novels — Ghost Fleet by P.W….

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