Tag Archives: Korean War

Book Review: The Miracle Of Father Kapaun

The Miracle Of Father Kapaun:  Priest, Soldier, And Korean War Hero, by Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying During my undergraduate studies I took a course in British and Irish history to 1200 AD that included the reading of various kinds … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War For Korea, 1945-1950

The War For Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning, by Allan R. Millet Success has a million helpers, but failure is an orphan. It is a telling sign of the author’s modesty and ambition that his book begins with a lengthy … Continue reading

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On The Folly Of Land Wars In Asia

The folks at Stratfor have provided a very excellent analysis of why one never fights a land war in Asia, as Robert Gates (current Secretary of Defense) stated so colorfully [1].  Four times in the last century the United States … Continue reading

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Book Review: Battlegrounds: Geography And The History Of Warfare

Battlegrounds:  Geography And The History Of Warfare, edited by Michael Stephenson Organizing a set of mostly familiar battles by their terrain, and examining the important role that terrain played in the outcome and course of those battles, would appear to … Continue reading

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Yeonpyeong Island and Fort Sumter: An Essay on Provocation

In the face of war threats from North Korea [1], South Korea promises to conduct artillery drills from Yeonpyeong Island, the island fired upon last month by North Korea’s forces in a move that brought the Korean Penninsula to the … Continue reading

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Does North Korea Need A Bully Beatdown?

One of my favorite shows on television, and one of the only MTV-network reality shows I can stand watching, is a program called Bully Beatdown.  Over the course of a half-hour episode, a victim of bullying sends in a video, … Continue reading

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