Small Wars Journal

World War II

D-Day 1944 - The Sausages are Stuffed SWJED Sun, 06/02/2019 - 7:59am
This Thursday, 75 years ago, most of the troops earmarked for the invasion of Normandy made their final pre-deployment movement into the “Sausages.” They would reside within them until called to mount their transport aircraft or board their ships for what would be the largest single purpose operation of our civilization. Here, they would mentally prepare themselves for what lay ahead. It was not particularly pretty, but the program was singularly effective.
Normandy Beachhead - May 2019 – With Homage to Ernie Pyle SWJED Mon, 05/27/2019 - 8:55am
The beach today is broad, clean and filled with the life that Liberty bestowed 75 years ago. As I walk, I reflect on what I read and what I heard from those that were here on that day of days.
SWJ Book Excerpt: The Luckiest Guerrilla: A True Tale of Love, War and the Army SWJED Sat, 12/15/2018 - 1:47pm
"The Luckiest Guerrilla: A True Tale of Love, War and the Army" by Patricia Murphy Minch was recently published by First Steps Publishing, a small traditional publisher in Oregon The book is available in several formats through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others.
Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Shift to the East: American Foreign Policy Looking Forward Peter J. Munson Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:30am

Knowing the balance between when to exercise power and when to hold back is vital to maintaining America’s strength.

The Taking of La Fiere Bridge Peter J. Munson Mon, 05/28/2012 - 5:54pm

On Memorial Day, read a tale of significant sacrifice.