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Churchill on seapower

“Sea-power, when properly understood, is a wonderful thing.”

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Did the Brutal Death of Mussolini Contribute to Hitler’s Suicide?

Seventy years ago on Tuesday, partisans in the backwoods of northern Italy summarily executed Benito Mussolini after they happened to foil the dictator’s attempted escape across the Swiss border.

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Mulling military structure (III): Reasons for teaching drill, and what would it be if we were developing it nowadays?

Back in the day, I spent a lot of time watching recruits drill at Parris Island. But I never thought much about its origins.

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How a great strategist operated

Napoleon, writes Walter Russell Mead, “had the ambition and singleness of purpose to decide which people mattered to him, and then to give them what they wanted.”

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The United States cannot stop genocide as long as policymakers and human rights advocates stick to black-and-white narratives

The United States cannot stop genocide as long as policymakers and human rights advocates stick to black-and-white narratives.

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