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The Guidelines for news media issued by the Pentagon for the 1991 Gulf War were released into the public domain during the legal case Nation Magazine v. United States Department of Defense, and were included as footnotes in the paper Press Censorship and Access Restrictions During the Persian Gulf War: A First Amendment Analysis by Michelle D. Boydston, ...


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If the legend is to be believed, Horatius Cocles once fought an army (mostly) on his own and survived, even achieving his tactical goals. It was disaster. If the Etruscans crossed the bridge, they would take Rome. Horatius, a young Roman soldier, called to his friends, “Come on! We’ll hold the bridge while the others chop it down.” His friends froze. They ...


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Question: Has there ever been a battle with only a single survivor? Battle of Little Big Horn, When re-reinforcements arrived they found General George Armstrong Custer and his 200+ soldiers were wiped out. The sole survivor was a horse Comanche found on the battle field. He was the mount of Captain Myles Keogh of the 7th Cavalry, and became a ...


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The SMS Geier was interned in November 1914 under Article 24 of the Convention Concerning the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers in Naval War, which formed part of the Hague Convention of 1907. The crew were detained under the terms of the same Article, and for the duration of hostilities. When the United States entered the war on 6 April 1917, the crew ...


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15-ish years ago I actually read a book about Korean War with an account of a battle where the Americans were hard-pressed and an American thew his... rifle? carbine? like a spear, actually killing a Chinese soldier. The book MAY have been the classic "This Kind of War" by Fehrenbach... but since I'm not sure, I don't think this answer merits any valuable ...


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