Who was Arleigh Burke?

Introduction Arleigh Albert Burke (19 October 1901 to 01 January 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself during World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), the lead ship of its class of… Read More

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Who was Frank Durbin?

Introduction Frank J. Durbin (19 October 1895 to 25 April 1999) was one of the last surviving American veterans of the First World War. Background Durbin was born in New Hampshire. By 1915, at age 20, he joined the United States Army. The next year, he was sent over to Verdun, and served with the… Read More

What is an Enemy-Alien?

Introduction In customary international law, an enemy alien is any native, citizen, denizen or subject of any foreign nation or government with which a domestic nation or government is in conflict and who is liable to be apprehended, restrained, secured and removed. Usually, the countries are in a state of declared war. United Kingdom At… Read More

What was the Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments (1932-1934)?

Introduction The Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments, generally known as the Geneva Conference or World Disarmament Conference, was an international conference of states held in Geneva, Switzerland, between February 1932 and November 1934 to accomplish disarmament in accordance with the Covenant of the League of Nations. It was attended by 31 states,… Read More

Douglas Albert Munro?

Introduction Douglas Albert Munro (11 October 1919 to 27 September 1942) was a United States Coast Guardsman who was posthumously decorated with the Medal of Honour for an act of “extraordinary heroism” during World War II. He is the only person to have received the medal for actions performed during service in the Coast Guard.… Read More

Who was Claud Ashton Jones?

Introduction Claud Ashton Jones (07 October 1885 to 08 August 1948) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and a Medal of Honour recipient. Biography Born in Fire Creek, West Virginia, he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1907, and after several years of duty at sea, did graduate study leading to a… Read More

What is the Mutual Defence Treaty (US-South Korea)?

Introduction Mutual Defence Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea (Korean: 대한민국과 미합중국간의 상호방위조약; Hanja: 韓美相互防衛條約) is a treaty between South Korea and the United States signed on 01 October 1953, two months after the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement which brought a halt to the fighting in the Korean War.… Read More