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ISSUE 9, 2017

Cover:  Historical reenactors, who themselves are currently serving in the Army, and present-day soldiers posing in front of a statue at the U.S. Army Women’s Museum that honors the women who have served in the Army for the past two decades.

Issue 9, 2017


Editor’s Note

Benjamin Guterman

Roger R. Trask Lecture

Monuments, Commemorations, and Legacies

— Donald A. Ritchie


Eisenhower’s Mutual Security Program and Congress: Defense and Economic Assistance for Cold War Asia

Eric Setzekorn

The Role of Oscar Cox in the Creation of the War Refugee Board, 1943–1944

W. Raymond Palmer

Negotiating for the Environment:  LBJ’s Contributions to the Environmental Movement

Nancy M. Germano

Defoliating Fence and Foxhole: An Unconventional Response to an Irregular Threat Along the Korean DMZ, 1967–1969

Heather M. Haley

Defeat Is an Orphan”: The Kennedy Administration and the Bureaucratic Tug-of-War over the Bay of Pigs

Eric R. Martell

Theodore Roosevelt and the United States Battleship Maine

Kenneth C. Wenzer

Research and Resources

When Historians and Curators Go to War: Capturing History When and Where It Happens

Fran├žoise B. Bonnell, Kenneth Finlayson, David Hanselman, and Richard E. Killblane



Federal History features scholarship on all aspects of the history and operations of the federal government, and of critical historical interactions between American society and the government, including the U.S. military, 1776 to the present. It also publishes articles examining contemporary issues and challenges in federal history work. The journal highlights the research of historians working in or for federal agencies, academic historians, and independent scholars.

For submissions or inquiries, e-mail the Federal History editors at

ISSN 2163-8144 (print)

ISSN 1943–8036 (online)


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