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Battle of Midway at 75: Four men, one date, forever joined in history

June 4, 2017
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Battle of Midway at 75:  Four men, one date, forever joined in history

While the Morning Joe crowd wallows in their Russia conspiracy theories and the left screams the sky is falling it’s important to remember that 75 years ago today the sky really was falling as “the Battle of Coral Sea had been a small strategic victory, the Philippines were lost, and Japan was in control and…

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Battle of Coral Sea at 75 still setting course for today

May 7, 2017
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At approximately 0755 local time, December 7th, 1941 in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, the beginning of the end of conventional naval warfare arrived on the wings of the Japanese Imperial Navy. The folly of the thinking that air power could not overcome battleship might laid bare for all to see as one by one, the mighty…

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In a case in Dayton

April 23, 2017
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On permanent display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio sits a single case built by a single man. It’s eighty velvet lined compartments each holding a single silver goblet with a single name engraved. On one side, the name etched right side up,…

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WWI: A not so “great” war

April 2, 2017
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One hundred years ago today, President Thomas Woodrow Wilson,a man that had won re-election on the slogan “He kept us out of war”, was standing before a joint session of Congress asking them to do just the opposite and declare war against Germany. Four days later Congress granted the President’s request and issued a formal…

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Politicos not alone in shaping public policy

February 26, 2017
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Politicos not alone in shaping public policy

A century ago this month there were hundreds of thousands of dead on both sides of the trenches on the Western Front and America was in no mood to send its own young men off into Europe’s meat grinder. But on February 24th, Great Britain gave the deciphered Zimmermann telegraph to President Woodrow Wilson who…

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From Wilson to Obama a lesson for today

January 29, 2017
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From Wilson to Obama a lesson for today

This year is not even through the end of its first month and it’s already shaping up to be a larger than normal chapter in future history books. Partly because of the inauguration of one Donald J. Trump and what his personality and policies will entail in the coming months; partly because of the end…

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