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Do not interfere with an army that is returning home. When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.

-- Sun Tzu

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10 most-read War Stories.

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 4: My Life as a Soldier - (26076 Reads)
 5: Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 - (24764 Reads)
 6: German High Seas Fleet - (24442 Reads)
 7: Australian Imperial Forces - (24426 Reads)
 8: Death of a Wooden Shoe - (24106 Reads)
 9: World War II Patrol Craft - (22575 Reads)
 10: Memoirs of a Chosin veteran - (22570 Reads)

10 most-active categories.

 1: Archives - (19040 hits)

10 most-read articles in special sections.

 1: Cruise Books In the Navy Department Library's Collection - (53169 Reads)
 2: Common Words of the 1860's - (35298 Reads)
 3: British Anti-Aircraft Command, TA on 3 September 1939 - (35213 Reads)
 4: Seabee Unit Cruise Books in the Navy Department Library - (26861 Reads)
 5: The British Army Overseas and the Colonies on 3 September 1939 - (21029 Reads)
 6: The Army Ordnance Song - (20855 Reads)
 7: Beaver Wars (1642-1698) - (20388 Reads)
 8: Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, Name List - (19982 Reads)
 9: An Act for Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps - (19942 Reads)
 10: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom - (18491 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 - (9427 Reads)
 2: Court-Martial at Parris Island - (9218 Reads)
 3: Platoon Bravo Company - (8990 Reads)
 4: Home To War by Gerald Nicosia - (8654 Reads)
 5: The Guns Of Port Hudson Vol.2 - (8590 Reads)
 6: TEXAS IN THE WAR 1861-1865 - (8555 Reads)
 7: Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865 - (8541 Reads)
 8: Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay,M.D.,Ph.D. - (8300 Reads)
 9: Death Before Dawn: SEAL Strike Book One - (8195 Reads)
 10: Hearts in Conflict: A One-Volume History of the Civil War - (7835 Reads)

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 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)
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This Day in History
1916: The Russians force the Turkish 3rd Army back to Erzurum.

1942: General MacArthur repels the Japanese in Bataan.

1943: The deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the concentration camp at Treblinka is resumed-but not without much bloodshed and resistance along the way.

1945: The German Army launches its second attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest from the advancing Red Army.

1950: Peoples Republic of China formally recognizes the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam and agrees to furnish it military assistance.

1951: China rejected the U.N. cease-fire proposal as the Eighth Army re-entered Wonju without opposition.

1953: U.S. Navy carrier aircraft hit targets at Wonsan, Songjin, Hungnam and Changyon on the North Korea's east coast while surface elements fired on Sinchon and Kosong targets.

1953: The U.S. Coast Guards were dispatched from Sangley Point to save the crew of a Navy Lockheed P2V reconnaissance plane. They landed in 12-foot seas, risking their own crew to save their Navy counterparts. The Coast Guard fished 11 survivors from the wrecked plane. Tragically the Coast Guards port engine failed during take off, slamming the plane back into the cold waters of the South China Sea. Seven of the rescued Navy fliers survived this second crash; however, most of the Coast Guard crew was lost.

1962: The United States begins spraying foliage with herbicides in South Vietnam, in order to reveal the whereabouts of Vietcong guerrillas.

1985: For the first time since joining the World Court in 1946, the United States walks out of a case. The case that caused the dramatic walkout concerned U.S. paramilitary activities against the Nicaraguan government.