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Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

On Independence Day, we are grateful for those who risked or lost their lives for American Independence and the freedoms we enjoy today. A family visits the museum . . .   . . . and comes away with stories and lessons Christy Giusti and her son and three daughters,...
The Cold War in Retrospect Part I

The Cold War in Retrospect Part I

When I was in War College in 1991 at the conclusion of the Cold War, it was reported that a Russian general purportedly said, “You have lost the best enemy you ever had.” Perhaps, looking back, the words were indeed prophetic. Art Cole The Cold War, Setting the Stage...
The Cold War Part II

The Cold War Part II

The Age of Presidents and the Holy Grail 1971-1991 1971-1991 These were the years when the United States, the Soviets and now China made efforts to improve relations. Finding the “arms race” particularly expensive, they entered into a period of give and take. And in...
Serving During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Serving During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis It is certainly no exaggeration to say that the Cuban Missile Crisis in October, 1962 was the most dangerous incident occurring during the decades-long Cold War between the Free World and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In this...