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Things I didn’t know: U.S.-Soviet Cold War shenanigans in Finnish airspace

Two things I learned from one article in the new issue of the Journal of Military History

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An unusual war cartoon

Here is an unusual animated cartoon about a Marine in Iraq.

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Weirdness aboard the USS Cowpens

So it turns out that the skipper of the Cowpens who was relieved in June of 2014 (the third in a row!) had taken to his sickbed for weeks while deployed, where he was nursed by his female acting XO, with whom he was found to be “unduly familiar.”

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Endgame: A historians’ symposium on August 1945 in Asia and the Pacific

On August 6, 2015, noted experts on U.S., Japanese, Russian, and Chinese history will convene in Washington, D.C., to explore the critical decisions made at the end of the war in 1945.

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The further adventures of ‘Tom Ricks’

That’s from good old Doctrine Man, who helps keep us all sane. And makes me look younger.


The Army Needs Anthropologists

With the quiet death of the military's controversial Human Terrain System, America's soldiers have lost a guiding light that is needed now more than ever.

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