Danielle Lupton

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In late March, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced, “We are at war with a virus that threatens to tear us apart.” Similarly, during a news conference on the U.S. coronavirus response, Donald Trump said he viewed himself as “a wartime president.”

It’s not the first time a U.S. administration has declared war on a thing, rather than a country. President Lyndon Johnson introduced the War on Poverty in 1964. Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs, and George W. Bush pursued the War on Terror. America has also waged war on cancer and the Ebola virus.

It can be tempting for leaders to employ such rhetoric, whether to bolster their own popularity or to galvanize public response.…  Seguir leyendo »

The skies over Sannerville, France, were filled with paratroopers on Wednesday, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Seventy-five years ago, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, marking the opening salvo of Operation Overlord. Secrecy was critical to the success of D-Day and, ultimately, the Allied victory in World War II.

Here’s how the Allies were able to keep the D-Day invasion secret from the Germans — and two big reasons maintaining this secrecy would be more difficult to achieve today.

A fake army

The Allies needed the Germans to shift their attention — and military forces — away from Normandy to have a better chance of success when landing on the beaches. The plan? Use a fake army to lure the Germans into focusing on another possible landing site.…  Seguir leyendo »