H-PAD Notes 9/11/18: Lemisch memorial event; links to recent articles of interest

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Note:  A memorial event honoring historian Jesse Lemisch, who passed away August 25, will take place Thursday, December 6 at New York University’s Tamiment Library, starting at 4:30pm.  H-PAD is among the sponsoring groups.  Further details will be announced soon.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Juan Cole, TomDispatch.com, posted October 9
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.
By Charles Glass, Reader Supported News, posted October 8
This article contrast the success of Allied covert operations in World War Two with repeated failures afterward, most recently in Syria. The author has covered since 1973.
By David E. Sanger, New York Times, posted October 6
Based on formerly classified correspondence showing that General William Westmoreland approved plans to move nuclear weapons to Vietnam in early 1968 but was overruled by President Johnson.
By Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archive, posted October 4
Recently released U.S. government documents, with analytical introduction.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, New York Times, posted October 3
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.  His forthcoming book is entitled Twilight of the American Century.
By Mark Perry, The American Conservative, posted October 3
On retired general Douglas MacArthur’s advice to President Kennedy to avoid a land war in Asia, specifically Indochina.
By Svetlana Savranskaya and Mary Sarotte, National Security Archive, posted October 2
Newly declassified documents with a useful introduction.
By Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch.com, posted September 30
The author is an active-duty military strategist and a former history instructor at West Point.
By Douglas Boin, History News Network, posted September 30
The author teaches ancient history at Saint Louis University. This article finds a parallel in the fourth-century Roman Empire for a Trump administration border policy.
By David Swanson, Let’s Try Democracy blog, posted September 28
A scathing summary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan and its consequences.
Steve Gosch co-edited the above list of articles. Thanks (as usual) to an anonymous reader who suggested several of them. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.