In the 70 years since the United States embarked upon World War II, the reputations of many senior field commanders have ebbed and flowed. None has withstood the judgment of history more so than that of GEN Dwight D. (Ike) Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force. Over the course of the European war, Eisenhower made numerous critical decisions involving the selection of subordinates, military strategy, and the cohesion of the Western Alliance, but three controversial decisions stand out and mark Ike as a great commander: the decision to launch D-Day, the broad front strategy and the redirection of Allied forces from Berlin toward the Southern Redoubt in April 1945. Ike’s three critical decisions as Supreme Commander not only dictated the course of the war in northwest Europe, but also laid the foundation for the postwar world.
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(This oath is contained in the Constitution and first sworn by George Washington in New York City on April 30, 1789.)
Ralph Nader announced he would run for the presidency Sunday as a third-party candidate. Nader is no stranger to presidential politics — he ran in 1996 and 2000 for the Green Party, and in 2004 as an independent.
One third of the people I’ll clothe
One third of the people I’ll house
One third of the people I’ll feed
(said during the Great Depression)