USS Reuben James: SUNK OVER A MONTH BEFORE PEARL HARBOR

USS Reuben James: SUNK OVER A MONTH BEFORE PEARL HARBOR

USS Reuben James “Have you heard of a ship called the good Reuben James, Manned by hard fighting men both of honor and fame?” The USS Reuben James was a Clemson-class destroyer, built just after World War I in 1919. Clemson-class, also known as four stackers, were the...
On West Point and the Honor Code

On West Point and the Honor Code

Honor Code “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” This is one of the first things imprinted on New Cadets when they arrive at West Point for Beast Barracks. Along with such tantalizing bits as “How’s the cow?” and “How many gallons in Lusk...
What Cascade Events/Misconceptions Led To Pearl Harbor?

What Cascade Events/Misconceptions Led To Pearl Harbor?

Pearl Harbor This is excerpted from The Green Beret Guide to Seven Great Disasters II which is free today, 7 December. “Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it would not be enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii...