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Is This the Worst Intelligence Chief in the US Army’s History?
January 27, 2019

Is This the Worst Intelligence Chief in the US Army’s History?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Charles Willoughby, General Douglas MacArthur’s intelligence chief during the Korean War, bears responsibility for one of the U.S. Army’s biggest military disasters.

A New Take on General MacArthur’s Warning to JFK to Avoid a Land War in Asia
October 05, 2018

A New Take on General MacArthur’s Warning to JFK to Avoid a Land War in Asia

By Francis P. Sempa
“Anyone wanting to commit ground troops to Asia should have his head examined," Kennedy wrote of MacArthur's advice.
Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
October 20, 2017

Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
President Moon’s recent remarks sparked fierce debate on retrieving South Korea’s wartime operational control from the United States.

MacArthur, Corregidor, and the Battle for the Philippines
April 13, 2017

MacArthur, Corregidor, and the Battle for the Philippines

By Francis P. Sempa
MacArthur's famous return to the Philippines hinged on retaking "the Rock."

Why the Korean War Remained Limited
October 04, 2016

Why the Korean War Remained Limited

By Robert Farley
How do states evaluate their commitments during wartime?

What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?
January 05, 2016

What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?

By Robert Farley
Cooler heads prevailed in the end, but nuclear use was a real possibility in the Korean War.

After Incheon: Containment or Liberation?
September 27, 2015

After Incheon: Containment or Liberation?

By Francis P. Sempa
The famous landing and its aftermath helped guide U.S. foreign policy doctrine in the postwar period.
September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered
September 02, 2015

September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered

By Ankit Panda
Imperial Japan's demise led to the emergence of the country we know today.

The Kennan-MacArthur Meeting and the Future of Japan
March 17, 2015

The Kennan-MacArthur Meeting and the Future of Japan

By Francis P. Sempa
A meeting by two 20th century giants had profound implications for Occupied Japan.

Douglas MacArthur and the Pivot to Asia
February 22, 2015

Douglas MacArthur and the Pivot to Asia

By Francis P. Sempa
The controversial general would have applauded the U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific.

How Leaders Transform Organizations
January 14, 2014

How Leaders Transform Organizations

By James R. Holmes
In sports as in war, a good leader can bring change to big organizations and culture overnight.
Samar and Leyte in US Military History
November 21, 2013

Samar and Leyte in US Military History

The U.S. military leads the foreign aid effort in Samar and Leyte, not without some historical echoes.

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