April 3rd marks the 65th year anniversary of the signing of the Economic Cooperation Act of 1948, more commonly known as the Marshall Plan. Many consider the Marshall Plan to be the reason why Europe was able to recover so quickly after the devastating effects of World War II. The Marshall Plan was so effective […]
PHOTO ESSAY: The Battle of An-Nasiriyah (March 23 – 1 April 2003) Task Force Tarawa‘s mission was to secure and hold the city of An-Nasiriyah so 1st Marine Expeditionary Force could pass through it on their way to Baghdad. However upon entering the city in the early morning hours of 23 March, the Marines and Fedayeen fought a pitched battle for control of […]
Today marks the 66th anniversary of the Truman Doctrine speech. Given that you’re surfing “The Truman Doctrine” blog, it’d be helpful to get a sense of where the name came from. The Truman Doctrine speech, given by President Harry Truman, remains a foundation for foreign policy today. The Truman Doctrine was forged during the height […]
America’s largest embassy in the world is in Baghdad, Iraq. But the second-largest is in Armenia. Why?