Dropping the Atomic Bomb

From time to time scholars question President Harry Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb in 1945. How easy it is to look backwards and see things so clearly.  There are those who maintain that Japan would have surrendered, without invasion and without the atomic bomb, prior to the end of 1945 — and probably […]

In the Army Now!

When Ann and I left Chapel Hill in August 1952, the Korean War was just a bit over two years old.  Many people today tend to forget that it was a United Nations endorsed effort in support of South Korea, and many nations furnished troops to fend off North Korean and Chinese aggressors.  Of course, […]