Crimean War Images

What excellent timing: after our discussion of the Crimean War yesterday, this morning BibliOdyssey has pictures and maps. It’s worth noting that the Crimean War was a little too early for photography to be used extensively (though they were used, which was new), which is why lithographs were necessary. PK also has links to this short history of the war. Also, I forgot to mention, this was the war in which the Charge Of the Light Brigade took place, inspiring one of the most famous poems of the 19th century.

Extra Credit Opportunity: Panel Discussions on Role of US Military in Foreign Policy

  The Departments of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences and Military Science proudly present: The US Military’s Role as an Instrument of National Policy
Panel Sessions at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
10:00 a.m. ­ 2:00 p.m.
Governors Room, Overman Student Center, Pittsburg State University
The U.S. Military has been a key part of U.S. National Policy and may have an increasingly vital role. While we all know that the U.S. Military stands ready to fight and win the nation’s wars, it has also been given the mission of deterring aggression, protecting U.S. citizens at home and abroad and assisting other agencies to further other U.S. interests as directed by the President.
The purpose of this panel is to give the audience a view of what the Department of Defense uses to further the foreign policy goals of the U.S.  Some of them are either unknown to the audience or only partially known.
10:00 ­ 11:00   Session I: Department of Defense and the United States Army
MAJ George Johnson, United States Army Chemical Corps; MAJ Marc Melton, United States Army, Armor;MAJ Tom Donatelle United States Army, Field Artillery
11:00 ­ 12:00   Session II: United States Air Force and Navy,Strategic Response to World Events
                        MAJ Nate Dillon, United States Air Force, Special Operations Command; Lt. Commander Andrew Cummens, United States Navy
12:00 ­ 1:00    Lunch break
1:00 ­ 2:00     Session III: Foreign Security Assistance
                        MAJ Joe Royo, United States Army Special Forces;Lt. Colonel Juvenal Diaz, Infantry Officer, Colombian Army