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How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death

-- Napoleon Bonaparte

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10 most-read War Stories.

 1: 19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers - (28923 Reads)
 2: 29th Troop Carrier Squadron in England - (28151 Reads)
 3: Mystery Guests--The LRRP's drop in unexpectedly - (27840 Reads)
 4: My Life as a Soldier - (25456 Reads)
 5: Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 - (24510 Reads)
 6: Australian Imperial Forces - (24070 Reads)
 7: German High Seas Fleet - (24062 Reads)
 8: Death of a Wooden Shoe - (23039 Reads)
 9: World War II Patrol Craft - (22309 Reads)
 10: The sinking of the USS PRINGLE - (22012 Reads)

10 most-active categories.

 1: Archives - (18401 hits)

10 most-read articles in special sections.

 1: Cruise Books In the Navy Department Library's Collection - (51530 Reads)
 2: Common Words of the 1860's - (33410 Reads)
 3: British Anti-Aircraft Command, TA on 3 September 1939 - (33387 Reads)
 4: Seabee Unit Cruise Books in the Navy Department Library - (25751 Reads)
 5: The Army Ordnance Song - (20472 Reads)
 6: The British Army Overseas and the Colonies on 3 September 1939 - (20287 Reads)
 7: Beaver Wars (1642-1698) - (19738 Reads)
 8: Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, Name List - (19489 Reads)
 9: An Act for Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps - (18458 Reads)
 10: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom - (17980 Reads)

10 most-active news writers.

 1: David - (1 news items submitted)
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 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 - (9209 Reads)
 2: Court-Martial at Parris Island - (8992 Reads)
 3: Platoon Bravo Company - (8794 Reads)
 4: Home To War by Gerald Nicosia - (8469 Reads)
 5: TEXAS IN THE WAR 1861-1865 - (8385 Reads)
 6: The Guns Of Port Hudson Vol.2 - (8373 Reads)
 7: Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865 - (8366 Reads)
 8: Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay,M.D.,Ph.D. - (8125 Reads)
 9: Death Before Dawn: SEAL Strike Book One - (8023 Reads)
 10: Hearts in Conflict: A One-Volume History of the Civil War - (7661 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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Should the U.S. government be allowed to prohibit media coverage of returning war casualties?

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This Day in History
1738: English parliament declares war on Spain.

1800: The USS Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to pass the Cape of Good Hope.

1814: The HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture the USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile.

1854: Britain and France declare war on Russia.

1862: Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory when they turn the Rebels back at Glorieta Pass.

1864: A group of Copperheads attack Federal soldiers in Charleston, Illinois. Five are killed and twenty wounded.

1917: The Womens Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded, Great Britains first official service women.

1939: The Spanish Civil War ends as Madrid falls to Francisco Franco.

1941: Andrew Browne Cunningham, Admiral of the British Fleet, commands the British Royal Navys destruction of three major Italian battleships and two destroyers in the Battle of Cape Matapan in the Mediterranean.

1942: A British ship, the HMS Capbeltown, a Lend-Lease American destroyer, which was specifically rammed into a German occupied dry-dock in France, explodes, knocking the area out of action for the German battleship Tirpitz.