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War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.

-- Machiavelli

Top Ten Content List

10 most-read War Stories.

 1: 19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers - (28769 Reads)
 2: 29th Troop Carrier Squadron in England - (27934 Reads)
 3: Mystery Guests--The LRRP's drop in unexpectedly - (27279 Reads)
 4: My Life as a Soldier - (25315 Reads)
 5: Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 - (24363 Reads)
 6: German High Seas Fleet - (23907 Reads)
 7: Australian Imperial Forces - (23901 Reads)
 8: Death of a Wooden Shoe - (22785 Reads)
 9: World War II Patrol Craft - (22165 Reads)
 10: The sinking of the USS PRINGLE - (21863 Reads)

10 most-active categories.

 1: Archives - (18071 hits)

10 most-read articles in special sections.

 1: Cruise Books In the Navy Department Library's Collection - (50766 Reads)
 2: Common Words of the 1860's - (32410 Reads)
 3: British Anti-Aircraft Command, TA on 3 September 1939 - (32228 Reads)
 4: Seabee Unit Cruise Books in the Navy Department Library - (25139 Reads)
 5: The Army Ordnance Song - (20238 Reads)
 6: The British Army Overseas and the Colonies on 3 September 1939 - (19900 Reads)
 7: Beaver Wars (1642-1698) - (19407 Reads)
 8: Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, Name List - (19236 Reads)
 9: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom - (17700 Reads)
 10: An Act for Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps - (17343 Reads)

10 most-active news writers.

 1: David - (1 news items submitted)
 2: Stick - (1 news items submitted)
 3: Whale - (1 news items submitted)
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 5: jriley1349 - (1 news items submitted)
 6: Theoxrojo - (1 news items submitted)

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 - (9068 Reads)
 2: Court-Martial at Parris Island - (8832 Reads)
 3: Platoon Bravo Company - (8656 Reads)
 4: Home To War by Gerald Nicosia - (8338 Reads)
 5: TEXAS IN THE WAR 1861-1865 - (8252 Reads)
 6: Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865 - (8241 Reads)
 7: The Guns Of Port Hudson Vol.2 - (8237 Reads)
 8: Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay,M.D.,Ph.D. - (7996 Reads)
 9: Death Before Dawn: SEAL Strike Book One - (7896 Reads)
 10: Hearts in Conflict: A One-Volume History of the Civil War - (7541 Reads)

10 most-downloaded files.

 1: Military Helicopters (Category: Wallpaper) - (334 Downloads)
 2: FMFM 6-4 MARINE RIFLE COMPANY/PLATOON (Category: Training and Doctrine) - (299 Downloads)
 3: AV-8B Harrier (Category: Aircraft) - (288 Downloads)
 4: Quang Tri Map (Category: Vietnam War) - (268 Downloads)
 5: Boeing aircraft (Category: Screensavers) - (250 Downloads)
 6: MCRP 3-11.2A MARINE TROOP LEADER'S GUIDE (Category: Training and Doctrine) - (250 Downloads)
 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)
 10: World War II songs (Category: World War II) - (226 Downloads)
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This Day in History
1862: The Union Army of the Potomac occupies Fredericksburg, Virginia, as General Ambrose Burnside continues to execute his plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond.

1863: Union gunboats Restless, Bloomer and Caroline enter St. Andrews Bay, Fla., and begin bombardment of both Confederate quarters and saltworks.

1933: Paraguay captures 11,000 Bolivians in the war over Chaco.

1941: The United States declares war on Italy and Germany.

1941: Adolf Hitler declares war on the United States, bringing America, which had been neutral, into the European conflict.

1945: A Boeing B-29 Superfortress shatters all records by crossing the United States in five hours and 27 minutes.

1950: The 1st Marine Division completed its breakout from the Chosin/Changjin Reservoir entrapment and began its march to join the rest of X Corps at Hungnam.

1955: Israel raids Syrian positions on the Sea of Galilee.

1961: The ferry carrier, USNS Core, arrives in Saigon with the first U.S. helicopter unit. This contingent included 33 Vertol H-21C Shawnee helicopters and 400 air and ground crewmen to operate and maintain them. Their assignment was to airlift South Vietnamese Army troops into combat.

1969: Paratroopers from the U.S. Third Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, depart from Vietnam.