On the evening of 10 September 2001, it seemed like just any other night.  Parents tucked their children into bed, businessmen and women prepped for their presentations the next morning, families enjoyed just another meal together, and all seemed relatively right in the world.  For ~3,000 Americans, this would beContinue Reading

Situated in the hills that ran along the boundary which divided North and South Korea was the county of Chorwon in Kangwon Province now within North Korea. The land ebbed and flowed along more than just the horizon but to the sky itself. Peaks, ridges, plateaus, and valleys were theContinue Reading

Conflict in the Balkan States is nothing new, reaching back centuries and through countless wars. Following on the heels of Tito’s death in 1980, the collapse and breakup of the former Yugoslavia caused reverberations throughout the region that are still being felt today. A struggle for power to establish newContinue Reading

Following a successful, yet costly, defense of the Pusan Perimeter in 1950, the American-led coalition force in South Korea moved to launch a counterattack against the invading North. Termed Operation CHROMITE, the mission was to land on the Korean west coast near Inchon. Without the benefit of training, the AmericansContinue Reading

As Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM continued onward into 2010, rhetoric and policy began to change in Washington. President Obama had pledged an eventual drawdown of American forces throughout Southwest Asia (SWA), and Robert Gates, the Secretary of Defense, indicated that a new operations title was needed to betterContinue Reading

In April of 2008, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) was well underway across Afghanistan and neighboring regions. The campaign had been launched in response of a coordinated terrorist attack on American soil on 11 September 2001. The situation in the Afghani territory of Helmand in early April of 2008 was thatContinue Reading

The article listed below is what I like to call, evidence of education through trial and error.  This was composed my second year of undergrad – at a university that offered no military history courses and barely afforded any honor or homage to the military profession.  It has a sisterContinue Reading

The B-29 bomber has worked it’s way into the annals of history through various means.  It was a B-29 that set dozens of flight length records between 1948 and 1952, and it was the B-29 to function as the first dedicated reconnaissance platform and the first airborne refueling platform.  However,Continue Reading