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  • Truman May Have Been the Proto-Trump

    06/08/2019 1:23:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When Truman took office after Roosevelt's death in April 1945, he knew relatively nothing about the grand strategy of World War II. No one had told him anything about the ongoing atomic bomb project...But for the next seven-plus years, Truman shocked the country. Over the objections of many in his Cabinet, he ordered the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. Over the objections of most of the State Department, he recognized the new state of Israel. Over the objections of the Roosevelt holdovers, he broke with wartime ally the Soviet Union and crafted the foundations of Cold War communist...
  • Freedom in "The Covered Wagon"

    03/16/2019 8:45:45 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 13 replies
    The Covered Wagon, a movie dedicated to the memory of Theodore Roosevelt, was the first feature length western. It was released on March 16 in 1923, long before the modern Nanny State robbed us of our sense of who we are. And long before merciless third wave feminism infiltrated the souls of western nations to strike at the very heart of societies where men and women WERE once partners. As Roosevelt said, when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in 1910, "No nation deserves to exist if it permits itself to lose the stern and virile virtues; and this...
  • An Interview of Arthur Herman (Your Welcome)

    11/01/2018 6:02:51 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Your Welcome ^ | 1/1/18 | Michael Malice
    On this episode of "YOUR WELCOME" Michael Malice is joined by author and historian Arthur Herman. Arthur has written a number of books including The Idea of Decline in Western History, How the Scots Invented the Modern World about the Scottish enlightenment and Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Listen as he talks to Michael about Plato and Aristotle, Douglas MacArthur, Joe McCarthy and his forthcoming book about the Vikings...
  • President Trump's Place in the History of the Struggle for Liberty.

    06/15/2018 9:33:04 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies
    Fellow Citizens of Freedom, America’s Founding Fathers imbued the nation with a deep seated understanding of and passion for Liberty that is an inspiration to the world. As an Australian active in 1945 commemoration in Indonesia, a nation which won independence in that year, I am a huge admirer of Douglas MacArthur. In an open letter to President Trump, I examine America’s enduring spirit of freedom and linked capacity for self-examination and redirection. I hope you will read my letter at the blog ( and discuss it here. Geoff Fox
  • April 11 in Military History: Buchenwald liberated and Apollo 13 blasts off

    04/11/2018 7:13:06 AM PDT · by fugazi · 4 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 11, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1918: 1st Aero Squadron pilots, equipped with the French Spad biplanes, perform the first American reconnaissance flight over enemy lines during World War I. 1945: At 3:15 p.m. a detachment of soldiers from the 9th Armored Infantry Battalion reach the front gates of Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany. The emaciated prisoners give their American liberators a hero’s welcome. The Nazis incarcerated over a quarter million people in one of Germany’s first and largest camps, leading to some 56,000 deaths. The SS manages to evacuate many of Buchenwald’s prisoners before Patton’s Third Army can reach the site. The prisoners left...
  • Biden: We wrote Japan’s Constitution

    08/17/2016 1:16:55 PM PDT · by chajin · 86 replies
    Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | August 16, 2016 | Jiji Press
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to allow Japan to obtain nuclear weapons, stressing that Japan’s pacifist Constitution was written by the United States. “Does he not understand we wrote Japan’s constitution to say they could not be a nuclear power?” Biden said in a speech he delivered in Scranton, Pa., for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “Where was he when in school?” Biden asked. “Someone who lacks this judgment cannot be trusted,” he said. “He’s not qualified to know the [nuclear] codes,” the U.S. vice president said. Trump has suggested that...
  • American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964

    09/05/2016 9:26:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 is a 1978 biography of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur by American historian William Manchester. (1) (2) In 1983, it was made into a four-part four-hour documentary series. It was hosted by John Huston and narrated by John Colicos. You can watch it online here on YouTube.
  • Why Did FDR Fail to Relieve MacArthur and 151,000 Troops Fighting the Japanese in the Philippines?

    08/04/2013 10:54:44 AM PDT · by cutty · 209 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2013 | Diana West
    According to Soviet intelligence reports, we now know that one of FDR’s top officials, the Treasury Department’s Harry Dexter White, was a Soviet agent, who, among many other deceptions, subverted relations between the US and Japan by inserting “ultimatum” language into the cable flow that actually spurred the Japanese attack. This was language written in Moscow, passed to White by a Soviet handler in Washington, D.C., and dropped into a State Department communiqué sent to Japan. This brilliantly executed influence operation doesn’t live in infamy – at least not yet. ... “A continuous stream of fighter and pursuit planes is...
  • The Invasion of Sicily 1943: Victory as a Strategic Mistake?

    07/10/2013 12:48:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies ^ | July 10, 2013 | Austin Bay
    Seventy years ago this week, U.S. and British Commonwealth troops began Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Foreshadowing D-Day 1944, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower served as overall Allied commander. Like D-Day, Allied airborne soldiers led the Husky assault by parachuting (on the night of July 9, 1943) into olive groves and rock-strewn fields along the island's southeastern shores. On July 10, seven divisions -- three U.S., three British and the 1st Canadian Infantry Division -- launched an amphibious attack on a 100-mile long front. Despite several successful Axis air attacks on ships and a brazen Italian tank attack on U.S. positions...
  • MiG Alley

    04/02/2010 10:09:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 861+ views
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 4/2/2010 | John T. Correll
    The American F-86 Sabres stopped the MiG-15s—and their Russian pilots—at the Yalu. In August 1950, a Soviet air division with 122 MiG-15 jet fighters arrived in northeastern China and set up headquarters at Antung on the Yalu River, the dividing line between Chinese Manchuria and North Korea. On Oct. 18, an American RB-29 reconnaissance aircraft spotted 75 fighters on the ramp at Antung, but that did not raise much alarm for Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s United Nations Command or the US Far East Air Forces. Nor was there any great concern on Nov. 1 when a flight of F-51 Mustangs was...
  • Why No Testimony From McChrystal?

    10/07/2009 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1,247+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War Strategy: When Bush and Petraeus proposed the surge in Iraq, Democrats demanded that the general testify before Congress. So why has the Senate blocked a similar invitation to our commander in Afghanistan? Those with memories longer than the 24-hour news cycle recall that in the dark days of the Iraq War, David Petraeus was summoned to Washington to explain the surge strategy that would eventually lead to victory in Iraq. Democrats hoped for a show trial. took out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling the commanding general of our efforts in Iraq "General Betray-us." Then...
  • Total victory means total warriors, which we are not

    09/01/2007 3:53:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 778+ views ^ | September 1, 2007 | Diana West
    History, as Marx famously said (by way of paraphrasing Hegel), repeats itself -- "the first time as tragedy, the second as farce." A catchy concept, to say the least. And while there's definitely something to it, it's also true that sometimes history does not repeat itself. Take American wars in Japan, the Koreas, Vietnam and Iraq. President Bush, addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars, recently made a case -- a flawed case -- for a kind of core continuity linking these disparate conflicts. It's not that he didn't admit there are many differences among them ("There are many differences" among...
  • The Lesson of The African Queen

    07/05/2006 3:44:04 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 21 replies · 1,277+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 5 July 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I watched The African Queen, again this week. That classic movie, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, offered a clear explanation of several current news events this week. What is the lesson of The African Queen? It is this: Understand your circumstances, and set your goal based on that. In that movie, the goal was to sink the German warship, The Louisa. And that goal dictated the tactics which had to be taken, regardless of danger or odds against them, to reach that goal. As a reminder of that fine movie, the tactics were for Charlie Allnut and Rose Sayers...
  • "It's Duty [Not BEAUTY!], Honor, Country" Jeffers Dodge protests revision at L.A. Veterans Memorial

    07/04/2006 5:04:16 PM PDT · by RonDog · 23 replies · 557+ views
    From MEDIA ADVISORY"It's Duty, (Not Beauty) Honor, Country" Committee to Elect Jeffers MacArthur DodgeCalifornia State Assembly, District MEDIA ADVISORY                Contact: Jack Cummins                                                                                     Telephone: (310) 658-9711 June 30, 2006                                                  for Immediate Release Jeffers MacArthur Dodge begins campaign to endDesecration at West Los Angeles Veterans Park WHO: Jeffers MacArthur Dodge WHAT: "Beauty, Honor, Country" or "Duty, Honor, Country" - Desecration at Veterans Memorial.Jeffers MacArthur Dodge begins campaign to end desecration of "Duty, Honor, Country - Three hallowed words..." General Douglas MacArthur 1962, at Veterans Park Gateway Plaza WHEN: Wednesday July 5, 2006, 10:00 AM WHERE: Wilshire Blvd & San Vicente Blvd,...
  • Gen. MacArthur's Statue Needs Guards

    09/15/2005 7:19:12 PM PDT · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 43 replies · 1,359+ views newsletter | 10-15-05 | wire
    INCHON, South Korea -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur can't be seen around these parts without his bodyguards. The old soldier stands high on a bluff here looking out to sea, binoculars slung around his neck and an officer's cap perched jauntily on his head. In a cordon in front of him are several burly riot policemen, their shields raised in defensive posture. At least a dozen other officers, some in plainclothes with wires dangling in their ears, are fanned out around the flowerbeds, on the lookout for trouble. For nearly half a century, a 16-foot bronze likeness of the late war...
  • Philippine-born (living in West and NW Suburban Chicago) W.W. II veterans sought

    09/09/2004 6:47:23 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 2 replies · 316+ views
    Daily Herald (NW Suburban Chicago) ^ | September 09, 2004 | Mike Comerford
    The Daily Herald Northwest, North and Western Chicago Suburbs) is seeking Philippine-born W.W. II veterans now living in the West and Northwest suburbs (again Chicago) for a commemoration of Gen. MacArthur's return landing there 60 years ago. If you or someone you know fits that description, please contact email Mike Comerford, or call 847-427-4568. (E-mail address is
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Japanese Attack on the Philippines (12/10/1941) - Jul. 29th, 2004

    07/28/2004 10:52:03 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 105 replies · 4,485+ views ^ | John W. Whitman
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • General Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Speech: the long gray line has never failed us.

    01/31/2004 5:22:33 AM PST · by risk · 52 replies · 7,692+ views
    General Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Speech Given to the Corps of Cadets at West Point May 12, 1962 General Westmoreland, General Groves, distinguished guests, and gentlemen of the Corps. As I was leaving the hotel this morning, a doorman asked me, "Where are you bound for, General?" and when I replied, "West Point," he remarked, "Beautiful place, have you ever been there before?" No human being could fail to be deeply moved by such a tribute as this, coming from a profession I have served so long and a people I have loved so well. It fills me with an emotion...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General Douglas MacArthur - June 14th, 2003

    06/14/2003 4:35:02 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 52 replies · 8,692+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Bonus Army of 1932 - Mar. 30th, 2003

    03/30/2003 12:00:09 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 49 replies · 12,331+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...