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Egyptian military did not act in a vacuum

July 10, 2013
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Egyptian military did not act in a vacuum

This time last week Americans were reflecting upon the sesquicentennial of the bloodiest battle in our history and the battles that birthed a nation eight decades before that. This time last week millions of Egyptians were cheering in the streets as their military stepped in and removed Egypt’s first democratically elected president in its...

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Before Gettysburg there was Philadelphia

July 3, 2013
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Before Gettysburg there was Philadelphia

150 years ago today, at approximately 2:30 pm on a blistering July afternoon, West Point graduate turned Confederate General Robert E Lee watched as 12,000 men under the command of General George Pickett charged the center of the Union line at Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   In less than 2 hours, over half of the...

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Pearl Harbor at 69: Can we survive the attack from within?

December 7, 2010
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Pearl Harbor at 69:  Can we survive the attack from within?

Three score and nine years ago today, morning colors across the United States Pacific fleet were violently interrupted by naval air forces of the empire of Japan. The underhanded nature of the attack stirred an anger in the American people not seen before and unleashed a wrath that would leave the Japanese admirals forever...

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Pearl Harbor remembered through the lens of 9/11

December 7, 2009
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Pearl Harbor remembered through the lens of 9/11

To the thousands of men and women stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii sixty-eight years ago today, it was a Sunday morn not unlike any other. Sunrise at half past six arising over a partly cloudy sky with a moderate breeze lending to slight wind ripples on the water in the bay. It was, by...

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