The late David Halberstam was a journalist, heart and soul, with a distinctive way of writing history
Miscalculations and blunders by world leaders precipitated the Korean War 60 years ago
A search begun in a Washington, D.C., boardinghouse 140 years ago continues today as a $100-million-a-year effort to reunite the U.S. military and American families with their missing soldiers
Powered flight was born exactly one hundred years ago. It changed everything, of course—but most of all, it changed how we wage war.
TRUMAN DISMISSES MACARTHUR
Fifty years ago in the frozen mountains of Korea, the Marines endured a campaign as grueling and heroic as any in history
Gen. MacArthur designated the author as engineer of the Marine invasion at Wonsan, and told him to accompany the first wave. This would sharpen his mind, MacArthur said, "like an imminent hanging."
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?
A young man’s journey from Brooklyn to the world, from boyhood to the glimmerings of maturity, from peace to war
A scholar searches across two centuries to discover the main engine of our government’s growth—and reaches a controversial conclusion
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.
In an unpublicized and little known campaign, American and Russian pilots fought directly against each other south of the Yalu River.
A Memoir of Korea
A veteran reporter looks back to a time when the stakes were really high—and vet military men actually trusted newsmen.
Thirty years after judging Eisenhower to be among our worst Presidents, historians have now come around to the opinion most of their fellow Americans held right along.
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
Ridgeway commanded the 82nd Airborne in World War II, became Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and Army Chief of Staff, and played important roles in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.