The future of war

“We have tried since the birth of our nation to promote our love of peace by a display of weakness. This course has failed us utterly.” — Gen. George C. Marshall, 1945 War remains, as a Prussian general defined it nearly two centuries ago, the use of force to compel the enemy to do your […]

Remembering the killing fields of Iwo Jima

On Feb. 19, 1945, 20-year-old Bill Young of Mooresville, North Carolina, disembarked an LST on a miserable hunk of black rock called Iwo Jima. He was part of a 75-mile-long convoy of ships preparing to dislodge the Japanese from this volcanic remnant of an island. The territory was formally part of Japan, meaning it was […]