The Abrams tank’s main gun.
The Abrams tank’s main gun.
An original photograph of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Officers of 50th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry. It was created in 1865.
Wojtek was born in in 1942, but by the end of World War II he was a corporal in the Polish Army.
After being released from a Siberian labor camp during the Nazi invasion of Russia in 1942, the 22nd Polish Supply Brigade began a long trek south toward Persia. It was then that they encountered Wojtek.
Have a blessed Easter. Remember those who cannot be with their families on this day.
Thank you all very much.
An American ship on the way to land at Normandy, June 6, 1944.
U.S. Coast Guard photograph.
GI on patrol in Kabul seems lost among the ruins overlooking the capital, shrouded in the mist of dawn. Are these ruins historical or the result of recent battles? What is an armed African-American soldier doing in a Central Asian city? What invisible enemy is he guarding against? The photo is a symbol of America’s presence in Afghanistan. It reminds me of the film ‘The Desert of the Tartars.’
What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.,
Hence his victories bring him neither reputation for wisdom nor credit for courage.,
He wins his battles by making no mistakes.
Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated.
Sun Zu, The Art of War
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U.S. Army Capt. Adam Armstrong with 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division makes his way across the ridge line of Pire-e Paymal in the Arghandab River Valley during a joint combat patrol with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Dec. 14, 2009
USS Iowa firing a full 9-gun 16-inch broadside.
Image courtesy of the US Navy
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Why was the Bill of Rights tacked onto the Constitution just three years after its ratification in June 1788? Essentially, anti-Federalist delegates objected to the proposed draft, arguing that it provided a framework for a new centralized government but failed to safeguard individual liberties and states’ rights. They finally agreed to ratify the Constitution on the condition that Congress amend the document to include these protections.
From over 20 candidates having declared their aspirations to be president and commander-in-chief, there are now only 5 main candidates still in the race, including Donald Trump. And, unsurprisingly, the candidates still in the race all are from or represent states that have in the past given the US its presidents.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the citizens of Brussels. America stands with you.
U.S. Army soldiers move down a street as they start a clearing mission in Dora, Iraq, on May 3, 2007. Soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division are patrolling the streets in Dora. DoD photo by Spc. Elisha Dawkins, U.S. Army. (Released)
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