Military history

    Great debate in the New York Times about a discussion that few of us can even have outside of West Point without being accused of treason. By the time this article posts, two months will have passed. But this debate is timeless and I am encouraged that someone in uniform is asking “Was […]

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The Kettenkrad Mini Tank

by Daniel Russ on October 11, 2011

The Kettenkrad was a small tractor the Germans used for combat operations. It featured a characteristic motorcycle wheel and handle bar steering. It often towed a 37mm cannon or was used to pull vehicles of the mud of the Russian steppes in the Ester front. 8,300 of these were built by Germany, after the war […]

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Amazing Website Discovery. Look At These Amazing Photos.

August 9, 2011

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Abraham Lincoln’s Grand Strategy Of The Summer Of 1863.

July 30, 2011
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  July 1863 was a bad month for the Confederacy. Timid tempestuous Union Army Commander Scott McClellan had been fired, and replaced with a feisty unapologetic and aggressive new combat commander that had put the Army of the Potomac and the Union army to the west in good fighting order. Shelby Foote once quipped that […]

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Excogitations On Barbarossa.

June 26, 2011

  Oil could have been one of the driving forces behind Operation Barbarossa. Hitler certainly seemed to lose interest in North Africa and had diverted precious oil and supplies to the East in 1941. That put Rommel in a lose-lose situation. While the Allied tidal wave into North Africa pushed all of Afrika Korps conquests […]

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Battle Of Chesapeake Bay

June 16, 2011

August of 1781. It’s hot and wet in Yorktown. Cornwallis’ troops are inside an ever-tightening noose of cannonades and entrenchments, and withering artillery bombardment. British General Clinton, in New York, is playing the violin. Meanwhile 3000 colonial militia, 8,000 regulars, and 8000 French troops had linked up north of New York and they headed into […]

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Stalin’s Feckless Response To Barbarossa

June 15, 2011

Stalin purged his officer corps in the mid thirties. Too many people with access to the hard power of war machines were chafing under the thumb of the dictator, and he didn’t wait around until they took action. Three out of five Field Marshals, 90% percent of the generals, 80% of the colonels, and fully […]

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