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-- General George Patton Jr

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 4: My Life as a Soldier - (25908 Reads)
 5: Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 - (24689 Reads)
 6: German High Seas Fleet - (24329 Reads)
 7: Australian Imperial Forces - (24321 Reads)
 8: Death of a Wooden Shoe - (23955 Reads)
 9: World War II Patrol Craft - (22486 Reads)
 10: Memoirs of a Chosin veteran - (22380 Reads)

10 most-active categories.

 1: Archives - (18889 hits)

10 most-read articles in special sections.

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 3: Common Words of the 1860's - (34640 Reads)
 4: Seabee Unit Cruise Books in the Navy Department Library - (26507 Reads)
 5: The British Army Overseas and the Colonies on 3 September 1939 - (20764 Reads)
 6: The Army Ordnance Song - (20719 Reads)
 7: Beaver Wars (1642-1698) - (20177 Reads)
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 9: An Act for Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps - (19561 Reads)
 10: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom - (18287 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? - (889 Votes)
 2: Should homeland defense be a permanent mission for the Guard and Reserve? - (493 Votes)
 3: Is the U.S. media presenting balanced coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? - (487 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: - (434 Votes)
 7: Should the U.S. Support the Creation of a Permanent U.N. Peacekeeping & Police Force? - (432 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? - (374 Votes)
 10: Should U.S. military agencies have the power to assassinate terrorists? - (366 Votes)

10 most-read reviews.

 1: Steel My Soldiers' Heart by David Hackworth - (9353 Reads)
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 3: Platoon Bravo Company - (8925 Reads)
 4: Home To War by Gerald Nicosia - (8596 Reads)
 5: The Guns Of Port Hudson Vol.2 - (8531 Reads)
 6: TEXAS IN THE WAR 1861-1865 - (8501 Reads)
 7: Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865 - (8487 Reads)
 8: Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay,M.D.,Ph.D. - (8244 Reads)
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 10: Hearts in Conflict: A One-Volume History of the Civil War - (7779 Reads)

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Do you favor or oppose military tribunals for non-citizens suspected of terrorism?

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This Day in History
1270: The Seventh Crusade ends by the Treaty of Barbary.

1697: The Treaty of Ryswick ends the war between France and the Grand Alliance.

1899: Two battalions of British troops are cut off, surrounded and forced to surrender to General Petrus Jouberts Boers at Nicholsons Nek.

1918: Turkey signs an armistice with the Allies, agreeing to end hostilities at noon, October 31.

1918: The Italians capture Vittorio Veneto and rout the Austro-Hungarian army.

1941: President Roosevelt, determined to keep the United States out of the war while helping those allies already mired in it, approves $1 billion in Lend-Lease loans to the Soviet Union.

1941: The U.S. destroyer Reuben James, on convoy duty off Iceland, is sunk by a German U-boat with the loss of 96 Americans.

1950: The First Marine Division is ordered to replace the entire South Korean I Corps at the Chosin Reservoir area.

1965: Just miles from Da Nang, U.S. Marines repel an intense attack by successive waves of Viet Cong troops and kill 56 guerrillas. A search of the dead uncovered a sketch of Marine positions written on the body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who had been selling drinks to the Marines the previous day. This incident was indicative of the nature of a war in which even the most seemingly innocent child could be the enemy.

1970: Fighting in the five northern-most provinces comes to a virtual halt as the worst monsoon rains in six years strikes the region.