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One of the World’s First Successful Meritocracies

September 19, 2021

In 18th Century England, if one was not borne to wealth and privilege, there was another way to win fame and fortune. It was called the Royal Navy. If one…

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The Politics of War in 1780 Are Similar to Those in 2021

September 12, 2021

The machinations of politicians in democratic legislative bodies to stay in power often put them out of touch with what is happening on the battlefield. During the American Revolution, the British government faced the same disconnects between what the generals in the field were telling them and their own political ambitions.

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Value of Rum in London in 1781

September 5, 2021

The high profit margins meant there were fortunes to be made by selling rum, sugar and molasses in London in the late 18th Century

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Origins of the U.S. Post Office

August 29, 2021

My bet there’s not one of you who have not cursed the U.S. Postal Service whether you are standing in line. Or, when the cost of postage went up. Or…

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Latest Interviews

Interview about Flight of the Pawnee with LTC Denny Gillem from Frontlines of Freedom

January 26, 2021 |

I was interviewed by the host of Frontlines of Freedom, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Denny Gillem earlier this month. The interview is part of Hour #2, Podcast #682 and…

Interview in the TEXAS JEWISH POST

December 20, 2020 |

In early December 2020, Deb Silverthorn from the Texas Jewish Post interviewed me. This is the link to the interview…. Retired Navy officer Marc Liebman debuts new novel

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Articles from Military History Now.com

August 12th, 2021 – Dogfighting – A Primer on Fighter Combat in World War II - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/08/12/dogfighting-a-primer-on-fighter-combat-in-world-war-two/

July 17th, 2021 -

F4U Corsair – A Brief History of America’s Legendary Gull-Winged Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/07/17/the-f4u-corsair-a-brief-history-of-americas-legendary-gull-winged-fighter/

May 5th, 2021 - HMS Victorious - Meet the British Carrier that Joined the U.S. Navy in WW2

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/05/05/hms-victorious-meet-the-british-aircraft-carrier-that-joined-the-u-s-navy/

March 28th, 2021 - "U.S.S. Ranger - Meet the Only Original U.S. Carrier to Fight in the Atlantic"

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/03/28/uss-ranger-meet-the-only-original-u-s-fleet-carrier-to-fight-in-the-atlantic-in-ww2/

February 10th, 2021 - "The Thunderbirds Go to War"

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/02/10/flight-of-the-34th-inside-one-ww2-bomber-squadrons-trailblazing-voyage-from-the-u-s-to-north-africa/

January 19th, 2021 - "Wildcat versus the Zero - Resetting the Record" -

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/01/19/wildcat-vs-zero-how-americas-grumman-f4f-outfought-superior-japanese-warplanes/

 

Article from AERO Magazine (Hungarian) 

May 2021 - Száznegyven helikopter éles bevetésen | English Translation
Online: https://airbase.blog.hu/2021/06/07/tizennegy_nemzet_szaznegyven_helikopter

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Seeds of a Fiasco – NEO in Afghanistan

Many of us watched chaos while the U.S. tried to evacuate American citizens as well as those who helped the United States and its Allies during our 20-year presence in Afghanistan. From news reports, the evacuation, known in military circles as a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation or NEO, didn’t go as planned. NEOs are a U.S….

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