Too often overlooked today, the New Guinea campaign was the longest of the Pacific War, with 340,000 Americans fighting more than half a million Japanese.
Miscalculations and blunders by world leaders precipitated the Korean War 60 years ago
TRUMAN DISMISSES MACARTHUR
Why a 200-year-old decoration offers evidence in the controversy surrounding the Hiroshima bombing.
Fifty years ago in the frozen mountains of Korea, the Marines endured a campaign as grueling and heroic as any in history
The Korean conflict erupted fifty years ago this June. Many Americans still believe that it began in debacle (which is true) and ended in a humiliating compromise that changed nothing (which is not).
Why were twenty wounded American soldiers released on Thanksgiving in 1950, days before the Chinese attacked in Korea?
Half a century after his father’s death, he struck up an extraordinary friendship with a man who had been there
An overheard remark sent the author off on a years-long quest to discover the truth about a man whose power to inspire both rage and reverence has only grown after his death
As a ten-year-old boy, the author had a role to play in bringing Douglas MacArthur’s vision of democracy to a shattered Japan
Truman was Commander in Chief of the American armed forces, and he had a duty to the men under his command not shared by those sitting in moral judgment decades later
The half-remembered Korean conflict was full of surprises, and nearly all of them were unpleasant
After every war in the nation’s history, the military has faced not only calls for demobilization but new challenges and new opportunities. It is happening again.
The old Regular Army, part fairy tale and part dirty joke, was generally either ignored or disdained. But its people went about their work with a dogged humdrum gallantry—and when the storm broke, they helped save the world.
The old school is alive with the memory of men like Lee, Grant, Pershing, and Eisenhower
Two letters from a Navy lieutenant to his wife tell the story of the last hours of World War II
When the President fired the general, civilian control of the military faced its severest test in our history
A soldier remembers the freezing, fearful retreat down the Korean Peninsula after the Chinese armies smashed across the border
A SUBMARINE COMMANDER TELLS WHY WE ALMOST LOST THE PACIFIC WAR
What’s Happened to the Long Gray Line
Sixteen years before Pearl Harbor an English naval expert uncannily prophesied in detail the war in the Pacific. Now comes evidence that the Japanese heeded his theories—but not his warnings