Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

Mar 25, 2015

Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

by Linda Sieg and Mari Saito

When Yoshitaka Shindo was a boy, he did not hear much from his family about his grandfather, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, commander of the Japanese troops who fought and died in the bloody Battle of Iwojima. The battle, in which nearly 7,000 U.S. Marines and Navy ...

China eyes new venue for end-of-war parade

Mar 13, 2015

China eyes new venue for end-of-war parade

China’s planned military parade to mark the end of World War II is likely to be held at the site Japan attacked in 1937 to trigger the Second Sino-Japanese War, according to two officials with direct knowledge of the plan. The September parade to ...

Mar 4, 2015

Filipino historian notes importance of WWII's Battle of Manila

The fierce monthlong Battle of Manila fought 70 years ago should not only be remembered for the destruction and loss of lives, but also for its strategic importance in the entire Pacific War, according to a Filipino historian. Ricardo Jose, a history professor at ...

Feb 27, 2015

Americans must tell Washington no more war

by Doug Bandow

No matter how disastrous the outcome, the American war lobby of fools lives on, insisting that the idea to go to war was sound and that any problems resulted from engaging too few troops, not doing enough bombing, ending an occupation too soon or ...

Jordan minister: Terror fight is 'third world war'

Feb 20, 2015

Jordan minister: Terror fight is 'third world war'

The fight against violent extremism is a “third world war” that knows no borders, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said Thursday, in urging greater international efforts to counter the threat. Violent extremist groups count foreign fighters from about 90 different countries, “all potential terrorists ...