- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. This full day event will include presentations from Richard B. Frank, author of Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire; prolific naval analyst Norman Friedman; D. M. Giangreco, author of Hell to Pay; David Glantz, author of The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945; John T. Kuehn, author of A Military History of Japan; and Richard C. Thornton, author of China: A Political History.
Detailed agenda is at http://strategyandpolitics.org/events/
WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., reception to follow
WHERE: United States Navy Memorial
Naval Heritage Center, Burke Theater
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
RSVP: Registration requested to
Admission is free.
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