Understanding U.S. Military Conflicts through Primary Sources

Editors: Arnold, James R. and Wiener, Roberta
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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A comprehensive introductory essay provides readers with the context necessary to understand the relationship between diplomatic documents, military correspondence, and other documentation related to events that shaped warfare, diplomacy, and military strategy.

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  • List of Documents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Volume 1: American Revolution to Mexican-American War
  • American Revolution
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Albany Plan of Union, 1754
  • James Otis: Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved, 1764
  • Stamp Act, March 22, 1765
  • Samuel Adams: The Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772
  • Tea Act, 1773
  • Coercive Acts: Boston Port Act, March 31, 1774; Massachusetts Government Act, May 20, 1774; Administration of Justice Act, May 20, 1774; Quartering Act, June 2, 1774
  • Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, October 14, 1774
  • Minutemen Agreement, Ipswich, Massachusetts, January 24, 1775
  • Lord North's Conciliatory Proposition, February 27, 1775
  • Patrick Henry: Speech, March 23, 1775
  • Resolutions of the Continental Congress: Adoption of the Continental Army, June 14, 1775; Appointment of George Washington as Commander In Chief of the Continental Army, June 15, 1775; Washington's Commission as Commander In Chief of the Continental Army, June 17, 1775
  • Thomas Gage: Report on the Battle of Bunker Hill, July 25, 1775
  • Olive Branch Petition, July 5, 1775
  • Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, July 6, 1775
  • Royal Proclamation Declaring the Colonies in Rebellion, August 23, 1775
  • Thomas Paine: Common Sense, January 1776
  • Congress's Resolves on Independent State Governments, May 10 And 15, 1776
  • John Adams: Thoughts on Government, April 1776
  • Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
  • George Washington: Letter Regarding Reliance on Militia, September 24, 1776
  • Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, 1776
  • Continental Congress, Resolution to Disarm and Imprison Dissenters In Pennsylvania and Delaware, August 26, 1777
  • Saratoga Surrender Convention, October 16, 1777
  • Articles of Confederation, November 15, 1777
  • George Washington: Letter to the President of Congress on the Consequences of Valley Forge, December 23, 1777
  • George Iii: Letters to Lord North, 1777–1778
  • Treaty of Alliance with France, February 6, 1778
  • George Germain: Letters on British Southern Strategy, March 31, 1779
  • Congressional Report on the Status of the Army at Morristown, May 10, 1780
  • Daniel Morgan: Report on the Battle of Cowpens, January 19, 1781
  • Yorktown Articles of Capitulation, October 19, 1781
  • George Washington: Resignation Speech, December 23, 1783
  • Bibliography
  • War of 1812
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Continental Congress, Resolution Disbanding the Continental Army, June 2, 1784
  • Northwest Ordinance, July 13, 1787
  • George Washington: Proclamation of Neutrality, April 22, 1793
  • Jay Treaty, November 19, 1794
  • George Washington: Farewell Address, September 17, 1796
  • Alien And Sedition Acts, June–July 1798
  • Louisiana Purchase, April 30, 1803
  • Essex Decision, May 1805
  • Napoleon I: Berlin Decree, November 21, 1806; British Orders in Council, January 7 and November 11, 1807; Napoleon I: Milan Decree, December 17, 1807
  • George Berkeley: British Order to Search For Deserters on the Chesapeake, June 1, 1807; Thomas Jefferson: Message to Congress on Chesapeake-Leopard Affair, October 27, 1807
  • Embargo Act, December 22, 1807; Non-Intercourse Act, March 1, 1809; Rambouillet Decree, March 23, 1810
  • James Madison: Third Annual Message, November 5, 1811
  • Henry Clay: Editorial, April 14, 1812
  • James Madison: War Message, June 1, 1812; Declaration of War, June 18, 1812
  • Stephen Decatur: Letter on U.S. Naval Strategy For War, June 8, 1812
  • William Hull: Proclamation to Canadians, July 12, 1812
  • Isaac Brock: Canadian Proclamation, July 22, 1812
  • Stephen Van Rensselaer: Official U.S. Report and Letter on Queenston, October 14 and 20, 1812
  • John Lowell: Mr. Madison's War, 1812
  • Address of six Nations and President's Response, September 28, 1812, And April 8, 1813
  • Oliver H. Perry: Reports of Victory on Lake Erie, September 10 and 13, 1813
  • British Admiralty Letter on Naval Strategy, March 20, 1813
  • U.S. Secretary of the Navy: General Order on Curtailing Smuggling, July 29, 1813
  • Jacob Brown: Report to Secretary of war from Chippawa, July 7, 1814
  • Winfield Scott: Account of Lundy's Lane
  • Fort Jackson Treaty, August 9, 1814
  • Edward Nicholls: British Proclamation to Americans in Louisiana, August 29, 1814; Andrew Jackson: Proclamation to Louisianans and Proclamation to Free Blacks, September 21, 1814
  • James Monroe: Orders to Andrew Jackson, September 27, 1814
  • Hartford Convention Resolutions, 1815
  • Bibliography
  • Mexican-American War
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Monroe Doctrine, December 2, 1823
  • Texas Declaration of Independence, March 2, 1836
  • George Bancroft: Instructions to Zachary Taylor, 1845
  • Texas Annexation Act, March 1, 1845
  • James K. Polk: Inaugural Address, March 4, 1845
  • John O'sullivan: Manifest Destiny, July 1845
  • James K. Polk: Letter to John Slidell, November 10, 1845; Manuel De La Pena Y Pena: Letter to John Slidell, December 20, 1845
  • Francisco Mejia: Matamoros Proclamation, March 18, 1846
  • Mariano Paredes Y Arrillaga: Proclamation Announcing A State of War, April 23, 1846
  • James K. Polk: War Message, May 11, 1846
  • Oregon Treaty, June 15, 1846
  • George Bancroft: Orders Regarding California, July–August 1846
  • Stephen W. Kearney: Proclamations and Reports on Occupation of new Mexico, July–August 1846
  • Wilmot Proviso, August 8, 1846
  • Monterrey Armistice, September 24, 1846; Zachary Taylor: Letter of Protest, October 15, 1846
  • Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna: Message to Troops, January 27, 1847
  • Daniel Webster: Speech on War Appropriations Bill, March 1, 1847
  • Jefferson Davis: Report on the Battle of Buena Vista, March 2, 1847
  • George Mcclellan: Diary Entry on Veracruz, March 23–25, 1847
  • Winfield Scott: Letter to Zachary Taylor, November 25, 1846
  • Jose Mariana Salas: Proclamation for Recruiting Guerrillas, April 21, 1847
  • Winfield Scott and Nicholas Trist: Correspondence, May 7, 1847
  • Winfield Scott: Orders Regarding Occupation of Mexico City, September 17, 1847
  • Abraham Lincoln: Speech, January 12, 1848
  • James K. Polk: Refusal to Turn Over Documents to Congress, January 13, 1848
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 2, 1848
  • Bibliography
  • Volume 2: American Civil War to Spanish-American War
  • American Civil War
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Fugitive Slave Act, February 12, 1793; Fugitive Slave Act, 1850
  • Missouri Compromise, March 3, 1820
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act, May 30, 1854
  • Scott V. Sanford, 1857
  • Abraham Lincoln: House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858
  • South Carolina Ordinance of Secession, December 20, 1860
  • Jefferson Davis: Inaugural Address, February 18, 1861
  • Abraham Lincoln: Proclamation Calling up Militia, April 15, 1861
  • Abraham Lincoln: Proclamation Declaring Blockade, April 19, 1861
  • Robert E. Lee: Resignation from U.S. Army, April 20, 1861
  • Jefferson Davis: Response to Lincoln's call for Militia, April 29, 1861
  • Abraham Lincoln: Address to Congress, July 4, 1861
  • Irwin Mcdowell: Report on First Bull Run, July 21, 1861
  • Charles Francis Adams: Letter to William H. Seward Regarding Trent Affair, January 10, 1862
  • Ulysses S. Grant: Demand For Surrender, February 16, 1862
  • Albert Sidney Johnston: Proclamation Before the Battle of Shiloh, April 3, 1862
  • Abraham Lincoln: Memo to Halleck on Suspension of Habeas Corpus, December 2, 1861; Jefferson Davis: Suspension of Habeas Corpus, April 8, 1862; Act of the U.S. Congress Relating to Habeas Corpus, March 3, 1863
  • Conscription Acts, April 16, 1862, and March 3, 1863
  • George Smalley: Union Newspaper Report on Battle of Antietam, September 20, 1862; George B. Mcclellan: Report on the Battle of Antietam, October 15, 1862
  • Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862
  • William Rosecrans: Report on Battle of Stones River, January 5, 1863
  • Confederate Impressment Act, March 26, 1863
  • Clement Vallandigham: Letter from Prison, May 5, 1863
  • Ulysses S. Grant: Report on Vicksburg, July 6, 1863
  • Josiah Gorgas: Diary Entry About Confederate Defeats at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, July 28, 1863
  • Robert E. Lee: Letter to Jefferson Davis Offering his Resignation, August 8, 1863; Jefferson Davis: Letter to Lee Refusing his Resignation, August 11, 1863
  • John Hay: Diary Entry About Battle of Chickamauga, September 27, 1863
  • Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
  • Ulysses S. Grant: Report to Henry Halleck, May 11, 1864
  • William T. Sherman: Orders Concerning the March Through Georgia, November 8–9, 1864
  • Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
  • Ulysses S. Grant: Surrender Terms, April 9, 1865; Robert E. Lee: Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia, April 10, 1865; General Order No. 9, April 10, 1865; and Report on Surrender at Appomattox, April 12, 1865
  • Bibliography
  • North American Indian Wars
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Proclamation of the Line of Settlement, October 7, 1763
  • William Johnson: Report on the Iroquois Confederacy, November 13, 1763
  • Paxton Boys Declaration, 1764
  • 4.Treaties of Fort Stanwix, November 5, 1768, and October 22, 1784
  • Continental Congress: Addresses to the Six Nations, December 7, 1776, and December 3, 1777
  • George Washington: Instructions to General Sullivan, May 31, 1779
  • Kentucky Petition for Protection From Shawnees, March 13, 1780
  • Northwest Ordinance, July 13, 1787
  • Treaty of Fort Harmar, January 9, 1789
  • Trade and Intercourse Act, July 22, 1790
  • Anthony Wayne: Letter to Henry Knox on Victory at Fallen Timbers, August 28, 1794
  • Treaty of Greenville, August 3, 1795
  • Blue Jacket: Statement on Neutrality, 1807
  • Treaty of Fort Wayne, September 30, 1809
  • Tecumseh: Speech to Governor Harrison, August 12, 1810
  • Andrew Jackson: Messages to Congress on Indian Removal, 1829–1830; Indian Removal Act, May 28, 1830
  • Cherokee Nation V. Georgia, March 18, 1831
  • Act Creating a Commissioner of Indian Affairs, July 9, 1832
  • Treaty With The Seminoles, March 28, 1833
  • Oregon Treaty, June 15, 1846; Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 2, 1848
  • Fort Laramie Treaties, September 17, 1851, and April 29, 1868
  • Apache Treaty, July 1, 1852
  • Homestead Act, May 20, 1862
  • Little Crow: Speech on Eve of Sioux Uprising, August 18, 1862
  • Congressional Report on Sand Creek Massacre, 1865
  • William T. Sherman: Report to the War Department on Indian Affairs, November 5, 1866
  • Medicine Lodge Treaty, October 1867
  • U.S. Grant's Peace Policy, December 5, 1870
  • Helen Hunt Jackson: a Century Of Dishonor, 1881
  • Dawes Act, February 8, 1887
  • Nelson Miles: Correspondence Regarding Sioux Unrest, December 19, 1890
  • Bibliography
  • Spanish-American War
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Monroe Doctrine, December 2, 1823
  • Ostend Manifesto, October 18, 1854
  • José Martí: “Our America,” 1891
  • Valeriano Weyler: Reconcentration Order, October 21, 1896; Fitzhugh Lee: Letter About Effect of the Order, January 8, 1898
  • Grover Flint, Richard Harding Davis: Press Accounts of Spanish Atrocities in Cuba, 1897–1898
  • U.S. Testimony and Spanish Report on Destruction of the Uss Maine, 1898
  • Stewart Woodford: Prewar Diplomatic Correspondence, April 5 and 9, 1898
  • William Mckinley: War Message to Congress, April 11, 1898
  • U.S. Recognition of Cuban Independence, April 19, 1898
  • Orders for Mobilization of the U.S. Army, May–June 1898
  • William Randolph Hearst: Report From Cuba, June 27, 1898
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Account of the 1St U.S. Cavalry at Santiago, 1899
  • Arsenio Linares: Telegram on Santiago Campaign, July 12, 1898
  • William Shafter: General Order No. 26, July 19, 1898
  • Round-Robin Letter on Sickness Among the Troops, August 1898
  • George Dewey, Patricio Montojo: Reports on Battle of Manila, May 4, 1898
  • Albert J. Beveridge: “the March of the Flag,” September 19, 1898
  • Peace Commissioners on Retention of the Philippines, October 25, 1898
  • Treaty of Paris, December 10, 1898
  • William Mckinley: “Benevolent Assimilation” Letter, December 21, 1898
  • Albert Thayer Mahan: “Lessons of the War With Spain,” 1898
  • Emilio Aguinaldo: Proclamation, February 5, 1899
  • Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League, 1899
  • Rudyard Kipling: “The White Man's Burden,” 1899
  • William Jennings Bryan: Anti-Imperialism Speech, 1900
  • W. E. Ayer: Circular No. 6, December 24, 1901
  • Army Correspondence Calling for Court-Martial of General Jacob Smith, April–May 1902
  • Congressional Hearings on the War in the Philippines, 1902
  • Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine, December 6, 1904
  • Mark Twain: Essay on Moro Massacre, March 1906
  • Bibliography
  • Volume 3: World War I to Korean War
  • World War I
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Emperor Franz Joseph: Letter To Kaiser Wilhelm, July 2, 1914
  • Theobald Von Bethmann Hollweg: “Blank Check” Letter, July 6, 1914
  • The Austro-Hungarian Ultimatum To Serbia and Serbian Response, July 23 and 25, 1914
  • “Willy-Nicky” Telegrams, July 29–August 1, 1914
  • German Demand For And Belgian Refusal Of Free Passage, August 2–3, 1914
  • Woodrow Wilson: “An Appeal to the American People,” August 18, 1914
  • German Admiralty Declaration Of Exclusionary Zone Around British Isles, February 4, 1915
  • Woodrow Wilson: Note on Sinking of the Lusitania and German Response, May 13 and 28, 1915
  • Sir John French: Report on the German use of Gas at Ypres, June 15, 1915
  • Secretary of State Robert Lansing: Memo to Woodrow Wilson Urging U.S. Loans to Allies, September 6, 1915
  • Woodrow Wilson: State of the Union Message, December 7, 1915
  • Robert Lansing: The Sussex Note to the German Government and German Reply, April 18 and May 4, 1916
  • Zimmermann Telegram, January 19, 1917
  • Woodrow Wilson: War Message To Congress, April 2, 1917; Senators George W. Norris and Robert Lafollette: Opposing Speeches, April 4–5, 1917
  • German Assessment of British Introduction of Tank Warfare, April 11, 1917
  • Selective Service Act, May 18, 1917
  • Espionage Act, June 15, 1917; Sedition Act, May 16, 1918
  • General John J. Pershing: The Training of the American Expeditionary Force (Final Report, September 1919)
  • Woodrow Wilson: “Fourteen Points” Address to Congress, January 8, 1918
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, March 3, 1918
  • Sir Douglas Haig: Special Order, April 11, 1918
  • John J. Pershing: Excerpts Regarding U.S. Forces in 1918 (From Final Report, September 1919)
  • Robert Lansing: Memo to Allied Ambassadors on U.S. Role in Allied Intervention in Russian Civil War, July 17, 1918
  • Woodrow Wilson: Statement to American People on Treatment of African Americans, July 26, 1918
  • John J. Pershing: Letter to Allied Supreme War Council Urging Continuation of Fighting, October 31, 1918
  • Communist Manifesto, March 1919
  • Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations Charter, June 28, 1919
  • U.S.-German Peace Treaty, August 25, 1921
  • Bibliography
  • World War II
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Adolf Hitler: Proclamation Renouncing Terms of Treaty of Versailles, March 16, 1935
  • Benito Mussolini: “A Call to Arms,” October 2, 1935
  • Munich Agreement, September 29, 1938; Neville Chamberlain: “Peace In Our Time,” September 30, 1938
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: Message to Congress on Need for Increased Defense Spending, January 12, 1939
  • Albert Einstein: Letter to Roosevelt on Atomic Bomb Development, August 2, 1939; Roosevelt'S Reply, October 19, 1939
  • U.S. Neutrality Acts, February 29, 1936; May 1, 1937; and November 4, 1939; Repeal of Neutrality Act of 1939, November 17, 1941
  • Winston Churchill: “Finest Hour” Speech, June 18, 1940
  • Selective Service Act, September 16, 1940
  • Tripartite Pact, September 27, 1940
  • Winston Churchill: Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 7, 1940; Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Arsenal oF Democracy” Fireside Chat, December 29, 1940
  • Adolf Hitler, Directive No. 21 for Operation Barbarossa, December 18, 1940
  • Lend-Lease Act, March 11, 1941
  • William J. Donovan: Memo to President Roosevelt on Establishing Oss, June 10, 1941
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: Executive Order Freezing Assets of Japan and Imposing Embargo, July 26, 1941
  • Atlantic Charter, August 14, 1941
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: Radio Address, the German Attack Upon the Destroyer Greer, and “Shoot on Sight” NAval Policy, September 11, 1941
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Day of Infamy” Address, December 8, 1941
  • German Declaration of War Against the United States, December 11, 1941
  • U.S. and British Chiefs of Staff: Memo on First Washington Conference, December 31, 1941
  • Wannsee Protocol for “Final Solution,” January 20, 1942
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Executive Order No. 9066, Authorizing the Secretary of War to Prescribe Military Areas, February 19, 1942
  • U.S. Naval Documents on Midway, May 17 and June 6, 1942
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: Instructions for London Conference, July 16, 1942
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill: Correspondence on Plans to Invade North Africa, July 27 and August 26, 1942
  • Final Declaration of the Casablanca Conference, February 12, 1943
  • Douglas Macarthur: Press Release on “Island Hopping” Strategy, September 21, 1943
  • Declarations of Tehran Conference, December 1, 1943
  • Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff: Appointment of Eisenhower As Supreme Allied Commander, February 12, 1944
  • General Dwight D. Eisenhower: Order of the Day And Letter to Troops, June 6, 1944
  • General Dwight D. Eisenhower: Order of the Day, December 22, 1944
  • General Dwight D. Eisenhower: Memo to General George C. Marshall, April 15, 1945
  • Allied Ultimatum to Japan, July 26, 1945
  • George C. Marshall: “Price of Victory,” American Casualties in World War II, Final Biennial Report to the Secretary of War, September 1, 1945
  • Harry Truman: Statement After Hiroshima, August 6, 1945
  • Bibliography
  • Cold War
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Declaration on Liberated Europe: The Yalta Conference, February 11, 1945
  • Un Charter, April 1945
  • George F. Kennan: Containment Doctrine, February 2, 1946
  • Winston Churchill: “The Sinews of Peace” (Iron Curtain Speech), March 5, 1946; Joseph Stalin: Reply to Winston Churchill, March 13, 1946
  • Truman Doctrine, March 12, 1947
  • George C. Marshall: Marshall Plan, June 5, 1947
  • National Security Act, July 26, 1947
  • Eliahu Epstein, Harry S. Truman: Statements on the Creation and Recognition of Israel, May 14–15, 1948
  • Soviet and Allied Statements on the Berlin Blockade, July 1948
  • North Atlantic Treaty, April 4, 1949
  • Alliance Treaty Between Soviet Union and China, February 14, 1950
  • Nsc-68: U.S. Objectives And Programs for National Security, April 7, 1950
  • Warsaw Pact, May 14, 1955
  • Mao Zedong: “Paper Tiger” Speech, July 14, 1956
  • John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
  • John F. Kennedy: Speech on Cuban Missile Crisis, October 22, 1962
  • Vadim Orlov: Account of the B-59 Incident, 1962
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, August 5, 1963
  • Prague Spring: Action Program of Communist Party, April 5, 1968
  • Joint CommuniquÉ of the United States of America and the People'S Republic of China, February 28, 1972
  • Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty I, May 26, 1972; Salt Ii, June 18, 1979
  • Helsinki Agreements, August 1, 1975
  • Civil Defense Instructions for Home Fallout Shelters, 1980
  • Gdansk Accords, “Solidarity,” August 31, 1980; Wojciech Jaruzelski: Declaration of Martial Law, December 13, 1981
  • Ronald Reagan: “Evil Empire” Speech, March 8, 1983
  • Ronald Reagan: Address to the Nation on Defense and National Security, March 23, 1983
  • Tiananmen Square, New May Fourth Manifesto, May 4, 1989; George H. W. Bush: Press Conference, Reaction to Tiananmen Square, June 8, 1989; Deng Xiaoping: Speech to Commanders of Martial Law Forces, June 9, 1989
  • Bibliography
  • Volume 4: Vietnam War to Iraq War
  • Korean War
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Report of Albert Wedemeyer, September 18, 1947
  • Un General Assembly Resolution 195, December 12, 1948
  • Politburo Directive to Soviet Ambassador to North Korea, September 24, 1949
  • Cia Report On Military Capabilities Of North Korea, June 19, 1950
  • Un Security Council Resolutions 82, 83, and 84, June 25, June 27, and July 7, 1950
  • HArry S. Truman: Statement Authorizing U.S. Military Involvement, June 30, 1950
  • Harry S. Truman: Address to Congress, July 19, 1950
  • Walton H. Walker: “Stand Or Die” Order, July 29, 1950
  • Douglas Macarthur: Reports to the United Nations on Operations in Korea, August–September 1950
  • Harry S. Truman: Report on Korea, September 1, 1950
  • Defense Production Act, September 8, 1950
  • Kim Il Sung: Telegram to Stalin on the Inchon Landing, September 29, 1950
  • Douglas Macarthur: Surrender Ultimatum, October 1, 1950
  • Stalin-Mao Telegram Exchange on China Entering War, October 1 and 2, 1950
  • Macarthur'S Report to the United Nations on Operations in Korea, November 1950
  • Douglas Macarthur: Unc Report for November 16–30, 1950
  • Harry S. Truman: Declaration of National Emergency, December 16, 1950
  • Matthew B. Ridgway: Letter to the Men of the Eighth Army, January 21, 1951
  • Harry S. Truman: Order and Statement on Relieving General Macarthur of His Commands, April 11, 1951
  • Douglas Macarthur: Post-Recall Speech to Congress, April 19, 1951
  • Korean Armistice Agreement, July 27, 1953
  • Bibliography
  • Vietnam War
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • U.S. State Department Policy Paper on Asia and the Pacific, June 22, 1945
  • Vietnam Declaration of Independence, September 2, 1945
  • Ho Chi Minh: Telegrams to Harry S. Truman, September 29, 1945, and February 28, 1946
  • George C. Marshal: Telegram to U.S. Ambassador to France, May 13, 1947
  • National Security Council Paper No. 64, 1950
  • Harry S. Truman: Announcement of U.S. Military AID To Indochina, June 27, 1950
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: Domino Theory Press Conference, April 7, 1954
  • Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference on Indo-China, July 21, 1954
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: Letter to NGO Dinh Diem, October 23, 1954
  • John O'daniel, Chief of Maag: Telegram to Felix Stump, Commander in Chief, Pacific, August 9, 1955
  • Vo Nguyen Giap: People's War, People's Army, 1959
  • National Liberation front: Manifesto, December 1960
  • Lyndon B. Johnson: Message to Congress, August 5, 1964; Tonkin Gulf Resolution, August 7, 1964
  • Mcgeorge Bundy: Memo to Lyndon Johnson on air Strikes, February 7, 1965
  • Lyndon B. Johnson: Address at Johns Hopkins University, April 7, 1965
  • Robert Mcnamara: Memo to Lyndon Johnson on Escalation, July 20, 1965
  • Major General William E. Depuy: Analysis of Operation Cedar Falls, January 1967
  • William C. Westmoreland: National Press Club Address, November 21, 1967; Lyndon B. Johnson: News Conference, February 2, 1968
  • General Earle G. Wheeler: Report on Situation in Vietnam, February 27, 1968
  • Lyndon B. Johnson: Announcement of Bombing Halt, October 31, 1968
  • Richard Nixon: Speech on Cambodia Incursion, April 30, 1970
  • Conclusions and Recommendations, “Report of the President's Commission on Campus Unrest,” 1970
  • Summary of Cosvn Directive 01/Ct71, January–February 1971
  • Richard Nixon: Address to the Nation, May 8, 1972
  • Statement of North Vietnamese Government on Peace Treaty Negotiations, October 26, 1972
  • Paris Peace Accord, January 27, 1973
  • Politburo Conference of the Lao Dong, January 8, 1975
  • Henry Kissinger: Request for Emergency AID for Republic of Vietnam, April 15, 1975
  • Bibliography
  • Persian Gulf War
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Sykes-Picot Agreement, May 15, 1916
  • Great Britain–Iraq Alliance Treaty, October 10, 1922
  • U.S.-Saudi Agreement to Construct U.S. Base at Dhahran, August 8, 1945
  • Eisenhower Doctrine, January 5, 1957; Tass News Agency: Statement on the Eisenhower Doctrine, January 14, 1957
  • U.S. War Powers Act, November 7, 1973
  • Opec Communiqué Following Meeting in Kuwait, December 25, 1973
  • Jimmy Carter: Carter Doctrine, State of the Union Address, January 23, 1980
  • U.S. State Department Remarks on Policy Toward the Iran-Iraq War, May 14, 1982
  • Purported Iraqi Transcript of Saddam Hussein–April Glaspie Meeting, July 25, 1990
  • Joint U.S.-Soviet Call for Withdrawal of Iraqi Forces from Kuwait, August 3, 1990
  • George H. W. Bush: Announcement of Troop Deployment for Operation Desert Shield, August 8, 1990
  • Un Resolutions 660 and 678 on the Gulf Crisis, August 2 and November 29, 1990
  • Congressional Authorization for use of Force in the Persian Gulf, January 12, 1991
  • George H. W. Bush: Speech on Beginning of air Strikes, January 16, 1991; Saddam Hussein: “Mother of all Battles” Speech, January 20, 1991
  • Interview with IDF Chief of Staff Shomron on Israel Radio, February 2, 1991
  • Mikhail Gorbachev: Antiwar Statement, February 9, 1991; Soviet Peace Proposal, February 22, 1991
  • Iraqi Order to Withdraw from Kuwait, February 25, 1991; Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater: Statement on the Order for an Iraqi Withdrawal From Kuwait, February 25, 1991
  • George H. W. Bush: Address on Suspension of Combat in Persian Gulf, February 27, 1991
  • Iraqi Letter of Capitulation to United Nations, February 27, 1991
  • George H. W. Bush: Address to Congress on “New World Order,” March 6, 1991
  • Norman Schwarzkopf: Interview on Iraq Cease-Fire, March 27, 1991
  • Excerpt from Executive Summary, Chief of Naval Operations, “the United States Navy in Desert Shield/Desert Storm,” May 15, 1991
  • Bibliography
  • Afghanistan War and War on Terror
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Ussr Decree Authorizing Soviet Troops in Afghanistan, December 12, 1979; Anatoly Chernyaev's Account of Deliberations Leading Up to this Decision, February 26, 1993
  • U.S. Statement on Afghanistan, December 26, 1979
  • Jimmy Carter: Remarks on Soviet Invasion, January 8, 1980
  • Un Resolution 35/37 Demanding Withdrawal of Foreign Troops from Afghanistan, November 20, 1980
  • Ronald Reagan: Address on Bombing of Marine Barracks in Lebanon, October 27, 1983
  • Geneva Accords on Afghanistan, April 14, 1988
  • Afghan Peace Accord, 1993
  • Kofi Annan: Report on Situation in Afghanistan, November 14, 1997
  • Osama Bin Laden: Declaration of Jihad, February 23, 1998
  • Bill Clinton: Speech on U.S. Missile Strikes on Afghanistan and Sudan, August 20, 1998
  • U.S. Congress: Authorization for Use of Force, September 14, 2001
  • George W. Bush: Address to Congress on Response To 9/11 Attacks, September 20, 2001
  • George W. Bush: Speech and Written Report to Congress on Start of Combat Operations in Afghanistan, October 7 and 9, 2001
  • USA Patriot ACT, October 26, 2001
  • George W. Bush and Pervez Musharraf: Press Conference, November 10, 2001
  • Interim Agreement on Afghanistan, December 5, 2001
  • Military Technical Agreement Between the Isaf and the Interim Administration of Afghanistan, 2002
  • George W. Bush: State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002
  • Osama Bin Laden: “Letter to the American People,” November 2002
  • Homeland Security ACT, November 25, 2002
  • George W. Bush and Hamid Karzai: Press Conference, February 27, 2003
  • General Tommy R. Franks: Congressional Testimony, “Lessons Learned During Operation Enduring Freedom,” July 9, 2003
  • Declaration by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, September 6, 2006
  • George W. Bush and Hamid Karzai: Press Conference, September 2006
  • George W. Bush: Speech on Afghanistan, February 15, 2007
  • Benazir Bhutto: Speech in New York, August 15, 2007
  • Barack Obama: Remarks at the State Department, January 22, 2009
  • David H. Petraeus: Remarks on Afghanistan Mission, February 8, 2009
  • Barack Obama: Address at Cairo, June 2009
  • Barack Obama: Address, “the Way Forward in Afghanistan,” December 1, 2009
  • Barack Obama, Announcement of Killing of Bin Laden, May 2, 2011
  • Barack Obama: Statement on Afghanistan, May 27, 2014
  • Bibliography
  • Iraq War
  • Introductory Essay
  • Timeline
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Iraqi Letter to United Nations on Inspectors, September 25, 1991; United Nations Reply, September 27, 1991
  • Richard Shelby: Speech on Persian Gulf War Syndrome, March 17, 1994
  • U.S. Iraq Liberation Act, October 31, 1998
  • Bill Clinton: Address to Nation on Operation Desert fox, December 16, 1998
  • George W. Bush: “Axis of Evil,” State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002
  • Kofi Annan, George W. Bush: Speeches Before the un General Assembly, September 12, 2002
  • Cia Director George Tenet: Letter to Senator Bob Graham, October 7, 2002
  • U.S. Congress Resolution Authorizing use of Military Force Against Iraq, October 16, 2002
  • National Intelligence Estimate on Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2002
  • Donald Rumsfeld: Press Conference Remarks on “Old Europe,” January 22, 2003
  • Colin Powell: Remarks to un Security Council, February 5, 2003
  • Hans Blix: Report to the United Nations, February 14, 2003
  • Department of Defense, Public Affairs Guidance on Embedding Media During Possible Future Operations/Deployments, February 2003
  • George W. Bush: Address on Iraq, March 19, 2003
  • Department of Defense Briefing, March 21, 2003
  • Department of Defense Briefing, April 1, 2003
  • George W. Bush: Address to the Nation from the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003
  • L. Paul Brenner: DE-BA'Athification Order, May 16, 2003; Order Dissolving the Iraqi Military, May 23, 2003
  • Congressional Hearing on Iraq Reconstruction, June 12, 2003
  • Report on Abu Ghraib, August 23, 2004
  • Report on Weapons of Mass Destruction, March 31, 2005
  • Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad: Letter to George W. Bush, May 8, 2006
  • George W. Bush and Nuri Al-Maliki: Joint Statement, November 30, 2006
  • George W. Bush: Statement on Execution of Saddam Hussein, December 29, 2006
  • Iraq Study Group Report, December 6, 2006; George W. Bush: “New Way Forward” Address (The Surge), January 10, 2007
  • “Anbar Awakening: the Tipping Point,” March–April 2008
  • National Intelligence Estimate on Prospects for Security and Stability In Iraq, 2007
  • David Petraeus: Report to Congress on Iraq, September 10, 2007
  • Agreement on Withdrawal from Iraq, November 17, 2008
  • Barack Obama: Address on the end of Combat Operations in Iraq, August 31, 2010
  • Leon Panetta: Interview on Security Situation in Iraq, July 11, 2011
  • Bibliography
  • About the Editors