Articles by Thomas Smith, Jr.

Mr. Smith is a contributor to Human Events. A former U.S. Marine rifle-squad leader and counterterrorism instructor, he writes about military/defense issues and has covered conflict in the Balkans, on the West Bank, in Iraq and Lebanon. He is the author of six books, and his articles appear in a variety of publications. E-mail him at marine1@uswriter.com.

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Thomas Smith, Jr. March 13, 2012

This Week In American Military History

Dec. 11, 1941: Four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, isolated and embattled U.S. Marines -...

Thomas Smith, Jr. December 13, 2011

This Week In American Military History

Dec. 11, 1941:  Four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, isolated and embattled U.S. Marines...

Thomas Smith, Jr. December 13, 2011

This Week In American Military History

Dec. 7, 1941: Japanese Naval air forces strike Pearl Harbor (Oahu, Hawaii), the main U.S. Naval base there,...

Thomas Smith, Jr. December 6, 2011

This Week in American Military History

Nov. 27, 1950: The Battle of Chosin Reservoir opens when the Chinese 9th Army Group - four armies under the...

Thomas Smith, Jr. November 29, 2011

Intel Experts: CIA Penetration by Terrorist Group is 'Catastrophic'

Hizballah "makes Al Qaeda look like a minor league team."

Thomas Smith, Jr. November 25, 2011

This Week in American Military History

This Week in American Military History:Nov. 23, 1863:  The battles of the Chattanooga campaign begin...

Thomas Smith, Jr. November 22, 2011

This Week In American Military History: From Guadalcanal to Second Fallujah

Nov. 12, 1912: Nearly three years to the day before Lt. Commander Henry Mustin becomes the first American to...

Thomas Smith, Jr. November 15, 2011

This Week In American Military History: From a Corps of Marines to the Corps of Discovery

This Week In American Military History

Thomas Smith, Jr. November 3, 2011

This Week in American Military History: From Tippecanoe to Roosevelt's Patrol

Oct. 31, 1972: U.S. Navy SEAL Petty Officer (future lieutenant) Michael E. Thornton; his commanding officer,...

Thomas Smith, Jr. November 1, 2011

This Week In American Military History

Excerpt: The frigate USS United States under the command of Capt. (future commodore) Stephen Decatur - hero...

Thomas Smith, Jr. October 25, 2011

October Marks an Important Anniversary of the War On Terror

Just as we commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against our nation (the...

Thomas Smith, Jr. October 18, 2011

This Week In American Military History

  This Week in American Military History:Oct. 11, 1942: The battle of Cape Esperance (also known as...

Thomas Smith, Jr. October 11, 2011

This Week in American Military History

Sept. 18, 1947:  Happy Birthday, U.S. Air Force!  America's air and space warfare service (and...

Thomas Smith, Jr. September 20, 2011