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Beevor on writing about war

I was skeptical at first of his thoughts about writing about certain things causing insomnia, but then remembered that my wife once asked me not to read about My Lai after 4 p.m.

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Churchill’s dislike of athleticism in generals: Such officers don’t succeed

"A colonel or general ought not to exhaust himself in trying to compete with young boys running across country seven miles at a time."

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Quote of the day: Churchill on why generals and politics don’t mix

“It is always dangerous for soldiers, sailors, or airmen to play at politics. They enter a sphere in which the values are quite different from those to which they have hitherto been accustomed.”

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Churchill on armies and turf

Read this and ask yourself, which was the U.S. military in Iraq?

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Who whacked Darlan? (II): More evidence on Churchill’s role in it

More than ever, I am persuaded that it was British spec ops who did arranged the assassination of French Admiral Darlan, the former chief of its Navy who became a Vichy leader.

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Why was the Navy so slow to prepare for anti-sub warfare in the Atlantic in 1942?

I mean, our admirals had been watching the British fight German submarines for years.

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Why Pope Francis Inspires Raúl Castro to Go to Church

Warming relations between Havana and the Vatican demonstrate a broader trend of reconciliation between the once-hostile ideologies, which has accelerated under social welfare-minded Francis.

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