World-changing events hung in the balance on this day in 1944, hours before the Normandy invasion known as D-Day. A pivotal decision, countless sacrifices, and the heroism of Allied troops, resulted in the liberation of Europe.
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A poignant story on Memorial Day
This Memorial Day, join me in paying tribute to those who gave their lives for our country and for causes greater than themselves. I will remember one such person, who has brought considerable meaning to my own life: Pvt. Frank E. Mackey.
Victory in Europe: 75 years ago
Today we remember “Victory in Europe” 75 years ago. Like me you may be filled with both sorrow, for allies who perished as they defeated Nazi Germany’s murderous rule, and joy that their sacrifice ushered in the possibility of a “second chance.”
‘How Ike Led’ coming soon
My new book, ‘How Ike Led,’ a retrospective of Eisenhower’s wartime and presidential leadership, will be published on June 2nd by Thomas Dunne Books.
A Note to the Reader
Over the years, I have found it enormously satisfying to write this blog and to offer comments on our current political scene.
Without Words: A Year of Sadness and Joy
It has been heartening to hear from so many readers of this blog. Many have asked when I will be writing more commentary.
From Here to Mars: My Testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space
Ten years ago I came out with a book, “Partners in Space: US-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War.”
Hillary Clinton and the Cost of Political Talk
At a campaign fundraiser yesterday, Hillary Clinton managed to step on a geopolitical landmine when she compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.
The Monuments Men: How Many Heroes Really Act Alone?
Considerable ink has been devoted to reviews of “The Monuments Men,” the newest World War II story to hit the movie theaters.
Swords into Ploughshares
Yesterday, American officials and their Russian counterparts marked the end of the Megatons to Megawatts program with the last shipment of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) from Russia to the United States.