David Baker

Articles by David Baker:

In the 1998 film, Legionnaire, martial arts superstar Jean Claude Van Damme plays a boxer who signs up with the French Foreign Legion to escape…

Submarines did not become common in naval forces around the world until the 20th century. But one did exist in 1860s America during the Civil War–the…

A man in the midst of a mid-life crisis is not a pretty sight. His mood can trigger all kinds of ill-advised behavior and foolish…

Defying a king is no way to win medals, approval, or an invitation to court. Under certain kings of England, defiance could lead to time…

No battle of World War II has been more discussed – or debated – than the Battle of Kursk, which was part of Hitler’s “Operation…

The United States Air Force is considering whether to continue with, modify, or replace the venerable A-10 close-air-support aircraft, fondly nicknamed “Warthog,” which was first…

War and innovation go hand in hand. Some of our greatest leaps forward have come at times of the most urgent necessity. Most of the…

The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, issued an official apology from the Norwegian government to women who were mistreated because they had relationships with…

It’s commonly assumed that the crisis was avoided because U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, and Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, used all their diplomatic powers to…

Today we are familiar with the differences between dress uniforms, fatigues, and combat gear, but military uniforms are a relatively recent invention in the Western…

Men whose military careers stand out when they’re serving and endure throughout history are often not the men who simply salute and say “yes, sir.”…

Some men are born into greatness, while others seize the opportunity to become great. And there are some men who, by luck and birth, are…