Images of The Great Depression: Dorothea Lange


Below are images and their description of the Great Depression by renowned photographer of the time, Dorothea Lange (above).  Read more


U.S. Marines conduct a security patrol in Nawa district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2009.

Helmand Province: World’s Greatest Whackamole Game. ~#sixwordwar

Opinion: Our Military Exists To Fight And Win Wars — Except In Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, And Korea


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This was first published on September 4, 2013

The following is an opinion piece by General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

As our nation stands on the brink of another military intervention, I’d like to speak directly to the American people in this moment of grave crisis. Read more

Zimmermann Telegram: A futile attempt to gain allies or an well orchestrated plot?


The Zimmermann Telegram (as it was sent from W...
The Zimmermann Telegram (as it was sent from Washington to Mexico) encrypted as ciphertext. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Charles F. Horne, commentary published in Volume 5 of Source Records of the Great War<, 1921.

Time clears our perspective upon many matters.

The Zimmermann note was an official letter sent secretly by Zimmermann, Germany’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, to her Minister in Mexico, directing him to attempt to unite Mexico and Japan with Germany in war against the United States. Read more