September 08, 2009

A Timeline of Attacks on Nuclear Facilities

The Israeli attack on Osirak wasn't even the first attack on that facility. Joshua Pollack reviews the long history of such attacks. And the last attack he proposes to include on such a list is interesting. It seems reasonable to...
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October 26, 2007

Get ready to dig in

I'm with Farley. I can't wait to read these posts: Our host has been kind enough to provide me a bully pulpit for the next several weeks as I take down one of the most profound perverts of the historical...
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October 07, 2007

WWII Interrogators Condemn Current Techniques

"We extracted information in a battle of the wits. I'm proud to say I never compromised my humanity." HT...
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September 26, 2007

Secretary Rice: Zarqawi = U.S. Grant & Robt. E. Lee

Oh my. Stop her before she analogizes again. No wonder the Sunday talk shows don't want her on to share this lunacy with the world....
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August 22, 2007

George Bush Is Getting So Much History Wrong Today

Where does one start? Vietnam (and here, and yes the White House used to spend untold hours or maybe even weeks arguing that this war was nothing like Vietnam)? Cambodia? Korea? The president's comments today might mirror certain loathsome political...
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May 10, 2007

Is Dick Cheney a Persian Mole?

That question is asked and answered by the War Nerd in this interesting discussion of who won the war in Iraq (hint, it's neither the US nor Iraq). Actually he goes on to make some thoughtful observations about who wins...
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May 03, 2007

The Cap Arcona Catastrophe and Government Secrecy

Today is the sixty-second anniversary of the sinking of the Cap Arcona (and two other ships) by the RAF. Between the four attacks by the RAF, and the fact that the SS mowed down many people trying to get to...
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April 29, 2007

Myths of the Falklands

It's been 25 years since the Falklands War. The Yorkshire Ranter has begun a series on the conflict. You can find the first installment here....
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November 02, 2006

Baltar's not the only IR guy doing movie reviews

Another excellent use of the "craptastic" descriptor. Don't worry Baltar, Alexander and Troy will forever make us explosively snort coffee onto our keyboards. And simply because I feel like it: Yes, I was close to the stage, thank you very...
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October 21, 2006

Another "We're All Gonna Die!" Moment - The Korean War?

OMG - things have apparently gotten so bad that the new Republican spin is that not only is Bush Truman (which is an idea they've pushed before, though it's an odd choice given how unpopular he was) but now the...
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August 07, 2006

Force and Politics

I'm disturbed by the continued arguments (most, though not exclusively, right wing) that the use of force solves problems for states. I'm not going to bother with a laundry list of sites who argue this, but it's inherent in the...
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July 29, 2006

War Games

Cheyenne Mountain is closing down: The mountain, about 80 miles south of here on the Front Range, was carved out in the 1960's to house the early warning system for nuclear war, and its accouterments and image became the stuff...
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March 11, 2006

MacArthur and Roosevelt

March 11th turns out to be an important day twice in World War II history. On this day in 1941 Roosevelt's Lend-Lease program got underway. In March of 1941 the US was not at war (Pearl Harbor is nine months...
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December 13, 2005

Battle of the River Plate

While a minor battle in terms of numbers of ships, the Battle of the River Plate was defining in publicly defining the limits of German naval strength for the Second World War. The battle came about somewhat accidentally: the Admiral...
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December 08, 2005

Pearl Harbor Day

Pearl Harbor day is likely the most familiar date people know from World War II. Other memorable dates have mostly been forgotten, and even Pearl Harbor will fade (especially for the next generations in the shadow of 9/11). While the...
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November 22, 2005

Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

While its two days late, it is worth noting that 60 years ago, on November 20, 1945, the first war crimes trials were gavelled to life at Nuremberg, Germany. These trials, the first of their kind in history, were decreed...
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