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Korean War

Korean Crisis in the Making

November 23, 2010

North Korea fired multiple shells onto a South Korean island in the Yellow Sea, killing two South Korean marines and wounding 14 yesterday.  The artillery shelling between North and South lasted an hour-and-a-half, making this exchange the most intense outside the DMZ since the Korean War ended in 1953. The US seems prepared, as ever [...]

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Alexander Haig Dies at 85

February 20, 2010

Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig has died from complications resulting from an infection at the age of 85.  A distinguished Korean and Vietnam War vet, NATO Commander, and four-star general, Haig served under President Nixon and Ford as White House Chief of Staff from 1973-1974, and most famously as the State Secretary under President [...]

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One Look at the Bush Legacy

June 22, 2008

Finally a journalist who has some sense of historical perspective beyond the contemporary headlines!  Andrew Roberts wrote this article* comparing George W. Bush to another heavily maligned US president in his day, Harry S Truman. I think the comparison may stand in historical perspective.  Harry Truman was deeply disliked by the American people in 1952, blamed for [...]

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