War Stories w/ Oliver North

War Stories w/ Oliver North

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From the two World Wars, to Korea, Vietnam and today’s conflicts, War Stories with Oliver North reveals the courage and sacrifice of the Americans who serve in our nation’s military.

Episodes

Fighting ISIS in the Battle for Mosul  

After two years of Operation Inherent Resolve, ISIS still holds Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city–terrorizing, murdering and enslaving its 1.5 million citizens into the hell of the Islamic State.  Lt. Col. Oliver North and the “War Stories” team travel to the frontlines inside Iraq to see how the battle is being fought against a barbaric enemy. “War Stories” embeds with the Peshmerga–the Kurdish fierce fighting forces–who have had the most success fighting ISIS in Iraq.  Cameras are rolling when we take you inside a gun battle with ISIS that rages on the outskirts of Mosul as citizens flee the city. And see the humanitarian efforts as NGOs or non-governmental organizations hand out much needed food and water to the refugees under siege. We take you to the trenches in the Iraqi independent province of Kurdistan where they have literally dug into the ground to keep ISIS fighters from moving in. You’ll also hear the stories from the victims of ISIS rescued from Mosul. In addition, this FOX News special explores the challenges facing the new administration after President Elect Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.  Is the Battle for Mosul and liberating Iraq from this ISIS stronghold also setting the stage for new borders—perhaps a new country—Kurdistan? This “War Stories” special marks the 102nd episode of this acclaimed FOX News series.

Friends and Enemies: Japanese-Americans During World War II  

On February 19, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066: a controversial decree that resulted in the confinement of 120,000 civilians of Japanese descent. But from this dark chapter in our nation’s history emerged one of the little-known stories of World War II, that of the Japanese-American soldier. In this thought-provoking episode of “War Stories with Oliver North,” you’ll learn about the men of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service who overcame racism and prejudice to prove their loyalty to America. This unit earned over 18,000 individual decorations during the course of the war. You’ll meet MIS soldier Roy Matsumoto, who volunteered from a relocation camp to spy on the enemy in Burma. At the same time, his two brothers served in the Japanese Imperial Army. We’ll also take you on an audio journey through the mountains of Europe as 442nd veterans Yuki Minaga and George Sakato brave enemy fire and risk life and limb to save their brothers in arms of “The Lost Battalion.” And in a rare interview, Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta talks about being a ten-year boy when he and his family were interned for over a year at Heart Mountain relocation center in Wyoming. This is the story of some 20,000 Japanese Americans who were determined to serve with honor and distinction and earned the right to be called real “American heroes.”

The Attack Of The Japanese Midget Subs  

President Roosevelt said December 7, 1941 was “a date which will live in infamy.” He was right. Japan’s attack on U.S. forces in the Pacific changed America forever: 2,403 Americans were killed, 21 warships were sunk or damaged and the bombing of six airfields catapulted the United States into WWII. But what you may not know is that prior to the air attack on that peaceful Sunday morning, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a secret weapon — five midget submarines. Their goal was to sneak into Pearl Harbor and torpedo our fleet. As you will hear, what actually happened to those midget submarines is now rewriting history. In this revealing episode of “War Stories with Oliver North,” you’ll meet one of the Japanese submariners who launched a midget sub and believed in death before defeat. You’ll hear of the midget submarine that lies 1,200 feet down in its watery grave, sunk by the USS Ward and her brave sailors an hour before the air attack. This amazing discovery proves that the first casualties of the Pacific War were Japanese.

Deception In The Pacific  

At 7:55 a.m. on December 7, 1941 the Japanese launched a savage attack on Pearl Harbor from the sky and from the sea. In less than two hours, more than 300 U.S. aircraft were wrecked, 21 U.S. Navy ships damaged or sunk and more than 2400 Americans lay dead or dying. Now more than 60 years after the attack questions still remain about who should bear the burden of blame for the catastrophe at Pearl Harbor. Was it simply a colossal intelligence failure, a lack of readiness or, as some claim, part of a secret plot at the top of the U.S. government to get America into World War II? Was the raid really a total surprise? You’ll be shocked to hear how much intelligence was gathered about Japan’s war plans. And we will explore how and why this intelligence was not more fully shared with Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Why did General Douglas MacArthur, commander in chief United States Army Forces Far East, headquartered in the Philippines, receive a “magic” decoding machine and Admiral Kimmel did not? In this episode of “War Stories Investigates with Oliver North,” we’ll explore the secrets, the evidence and the controversy surrounding the attacks. You’ll hear from Robert Stinnett, who says that FDR wanted Pearl Harbor to be bombed to get America into World War II. He cites recently de-classified documents, to lend support to his theory. You’ll also hear from Tom Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Kimmel, who explains why he believes that his grandfather became the chief scapegoat for the success of the Japanese attack. And in a rare interview, you’ll meet Lt Zenji Abe. As a Japanese bomber pilot, he didn’t find out that his country’s attack was a surprise till 20 years after World War II had ended.

Welcome To The War Stories Podcast  

The nearly 100 episodes of the award-winning Fox News series “War Stories with Oliver North” tell the histories of the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. military. Through in-depth interviews and examination of military and historical documents, War Stories goes behind the headlines and beyond the history books to hear veterans recount in their own words the missions, battles, and intrigue from America’s conflicts. The series -now being released here in the podcast format – includes ground-breaking investigations of military mysteries, the revisiting of historic battlefields for new perspectives on strategy and tactics, and over thirteen embedded assignments with the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. From the two World Wars, to Korea, Vietnam and today’s conflicts, War Stories shows the courage and sacrifice of the Americans who serve in our nation’s military. As North says, “these are war stories that deserve to be told!” Listen now to Oliver North’s introduction to the War Stories Podcast:

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