Archive: This Week in History

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  • General Pershing Creates an American Expeditionary Force

    Apr 11, 2007

    "When you're finished changing, you're finished"<br/>- Benjamin Franklin.


    Mar 28, 2007

    In April 1847, General Winfield Scott and the American Army moved inland from Vera Cruz to launch their decisive campaign to seize the enemy capital and win the Mexican War.

  • The Birth of Armored Forces

    Mar 26, 2007

    On April 28, 1918, the 1st Light Tank Battalion was organized at Bourg, France, with Lieutenant Colonel George S. Patton, Jr., in command.

  • Welcome to This Week in Army History

    Mar 22, 2007

    "Military History, accompanied by sound criticism, is indeed the true school of war." - General Antoine Henri Jomini.

  • One Way to End A War

    Mar 22, 2007

    Wars end in many different ways. Limited wars often end with negotiated settlements. The American Civil War - involving such vital issues as preserving the Union, freeing the slaves, and struggling for Southern independence - could not be settled that way. It had to be fought to a military conclusion.

  • The UH-1 Iroquois in Vietnam

    Feb 22, 2007

    Dr. Erik Villard, historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, discusses the Vietnam War legacy of the UH-1 Iroquois helicopter.