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If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as it were not there.

-- Marshall Geogi Zhukov

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10 most-read War Stories.

 1: 19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers - (27582 Reads)
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 4: My Life as a Soldier - (24496 Reads)
 5: Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 - (23413 Reads)
 6: German High Seas Fleet - (23112 Reads)
 7: Australian Imperial Forces - (22959 Reads)
 8: Death of a Wooden Shoe - (21690 Reads)
 9: World War II Patrol Craft - (21125 Reads)
 10: The sinking of the USS PRINGLE - (20902 Reads)

10 most-active categories.

 1: Archives - (16724 hits)

10 most-read articles in special sections.

 1: Cruise Books In the Navy Department Library's Collection - (48260 Reads)
 2: Common Words of the 1860's - (29439 Reads)
 3: British Anti-Aircraft Command, TA on 3 September 1939 - (27671 Reads)
 4: Seabee Unit Cruise Books in the Navy Department Library - (22901 Reads)
 5: The Army Ordnance Song - (19353 Reads)
 6: The British Army Overseas and the Colonies on 3 September 1939 - (18405 Reads)
 7: Beaver Wars (1642-1698) - (18306 Reads)
 8: Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, Name List - (16636 Reads)
 9: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom - (16380 Reads)
 10: An Act for Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps - (14946 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? - (888 Votes)
 2: Should homeland defense be a permanent mission for the Guard and Reserve? - (492 Votes)
 3: Is the U.S. media presenting balanced coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? - (485 Votes)
 4: Should Military Members be Allowed to Sue the Military? - (485 Votes)
 5: Is America doing enough to address homeland security issues? - (483 Votes)
 6: I joined the military at age: - (430 Votes)
 7: Should the U.S. Support the Creation of a Permanent U.N. Peacekeeping & Police Force? - (430 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? - (372 Votes)
 10: Should U.S. military agencies have the power to assassinate terrorists? - (365 Votes)

10 most-read reviews.

 1: Steel My Soldiers' Heart by David Hackworth - (8535 Reads)
 2: Court-Martial at Parris Island - (8299 Reads)
 3: Platoon Bravo Company - (8016 Reads)
 4: Home To War by Gerald Nicosia - (7755 Reads)
 5: TEXAS IN THE WAR 1861-1865 - (7724 Reads)
 6: Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865 - (7695 Reads)
 7: The Guns Of Port Hudson Vol.2 - (7596 Reads)
 8: Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay,M.D.,Ph.D. - (7420 Reads)
 9: Death Before Dawn: SEAL Strike Book One - (7341 Reads)
 10: Hearts in Conflict: A One-Volume History of the Civil War - (7019 Reads)

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 4: Quang Tri Map (Category: Vietnam War) - (268 Downloads)
 5: Boeing aircraft (Category: Screensavers) - (250 Downloads)
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 7: AFVN radio broadcast (Category: Vietnam War) - (235 Downloads)
 8: Cookie Cruncher (Category: Utilities) - (234 Downloads)
 9: FM 3-22.27 MK 19 40-mm Grenade Machine Gun, MOD 3 (Category: Training and Doctrine) - (229 Downloads)
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This Day in History
1720: Spain signs the Treaty of the Hague with the Quadruple Alliance ending a war that was begun in 1718.

1804: A force led by Lt. Stephen Decatur recaptures the American ship Philadelphia which was being held in Tripoli harbor.

1864: The Confederate submarine Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

1865: The soldiers from Union General William Tecumseh Shermans army ransack Columbia, South Carolina, and leave a charred city in their wake.

1870: Mississippi becomes the 9th state re-admitted to the U.S. after the Civil War.

1933: The League of Nations censures Japan in a worldwide broadcast.

1944: Operation Catchpole is launched as American troops devastate the Japanese defenders of Eniwetok and take control of the atoll in the northwestern part of the Marshall Islands.

1945: Gen. MacArthurs troops land on Corregidor in the Philippines.

1947: The U.S. Voice of America (VOA) begins its first radio broadcasts to the Soviet Union. The VOA effort was an important part of Americas propaganda campaign against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

1951: B-26s flew the first night bombing mission using SHORAN, a short-range navigation system employing an airborne radar device and two ground beacon stations for precision bombing.