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Every plan of campaign ought to have several branches and to have been so well thought out that one or other of the said branches cannot fail of success.

-- Bourchet

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 7: Australian Imperial Forces - (22109 Reads)
 8: Death of a Wooden Shoe - (20909 Reads)
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10 most-read articles in special sections.

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 5: The Army Ordnance Song - (18561 Reads)
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 9: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom - (15241 Reads)
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10 most-voted-on polls.

 1: Should the military be used to enforce quarantines in the event of pandemic disease outbreaks? - (887 Votes)
 2: Should homeland defense be a permanent mission for the Guard and Reserve? - (490 Votes)
 3: Should Military Members be Allowed to Sue the Military? - (485 Votes)
 4: Is the U.S. media presenting balanced coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? - (483 Votes)
 5: Is America doing enough to address homeland security issues? - (482 Votes)
 6: I joined the military at age: - (429 Votes)
 7: Should the U.S. Support the Creation of a Permanent U.N. Peacekeeping & Police Force? - (429 Votes)
 8: Does the U.S. military rely too heavily upon civilian contractors? - (388 Votes)
 9: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you think is the toughest? - (370 Votes)
 10: Should U.S. military agencies have the power to assassinate terrorists? - (364 Votes)

10 most-read reviews.

 1: Steel My Soldiers' Heart by David Hackworth - (8047 Reads)
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This Day in History
1779: Americans under Major Henry Lee take the British garrison at Paulus Hook, New Jersey.

1812: The U.S. Navy frigate Constitution defeats the British frigate Guerri?re in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia. Witnesses claimed that the British shot merely bounced off the Constitutions sides, as if the ship were made of iron rather than wood leading to her nickname of "Old Ironsides".

1914: The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) lands in France.

1942: A raid on Dieppe, France by British and Canadian commandos is repulsed by the German Army.

1944: In an effort to prevent a communist uprising in Paris, Charles de Gualle begins attacking German forces all around the city.

1950: The United Nations accepted offers of troops from Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Thailand and the Philippines.

1950: South Korean forces recaptured Pohang and Kigye.

1953: The Iranian military, with the support and financial assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran.

1965: U.S. forces destroy a Viet Cong stronghold near Van Tuong, in South Vietnam.

1970: Cambodia and the U.S. sign a military aid agreement worth $40 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971.