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Articles by Ian Harvey:

Zumwalt-Class Destroyers To Be The First Outfitted With US Navy’s Hypersonic Missiles

The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) leads a formation during U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem

The biggest research and development effort in the U.S. Navy is hypersonic missiles — weapons with projectiles that move faster than the speed of sound.…

Tilanqiao, Shanghai, Was A Wartime Safe Haven For Jewish People

Tilanqiao, a neighborhood in Shanghai, was, for a time, an oasis in a troubled land. The neighborhood, which became a ghetto under Japanese occupation, was…

Ship Happens — How An British Couple Wound Up With A Piece of History

split image of the Robinses and the boat

Gemma and Simon Robins of Wrexham bought a boat on eBay in January. Not just any boat, but the ML 1392 Medusa, which took part…

Man Turns in Soviet Tank During Amnesty Program

a pink tank was the star of the Czech weapons amnesty program

When police in the Czech Republic used a tank in their ad to promote weapons amnesty, they didn’t realize someone would take it so seriously.…

False Alarm In German Forest As Adult Toy Mistaken For Explosive

A forest overgrows disused WWII-era infrastructure near Wuerzburg, Germany.

Cleaning up after a war has occupied many governments and volunteer organizations across the world, from mine clearance in Vietnam to European bomb disposal squads.…

US Army’s Night Vision Technology Makes Life Look Like a Video Game

night vision

The U.S. Army’s Lancer Brigade (Second Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division) released footage of their new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars (ENVG-B). The goggles…

Sikorsky Demonstrates Autonomous Flight Technology for US Army

The U.S. Army teamed up with Sikorsky to successfully demonstrate an S-70 Black Hawk helicopter with autonomous flight technology. The demonstration opens up the possibility…

Washington DC Opens A National Memorial For The First World War

Army veteran Andrew Forte watches the opening ceremonies on a monitor. Frank "Wood" Buckles, the last American military World War I veteran to die, appears on the monitor.

Incredible as it may seem, up until now the 4.7 million American service personnel who served in World War One never had their own dedicated…

Charles Coolidge, Oldest Medal Of Honor Recipient, Passes Away At Age 99

Charles Coolidge

The U.S. has lost its oldest Medal of Honor recipient. Charles Coolidge has passed away at the age of 99. He died April 6, 2021,…

Clayton Schenkelberg, Oldest Survivor of Pearl Harbor, Passes Away At 103

Clayton Schenkelberg speaks to CBS 8 San Diego in 2015

Clayton Schenkelberg, thought to be the oldest living survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, passed away at the age of 103 on April 14,…

Woody Harrelson to Star as Doctor Who Saved the Lives of Jews in WWII

split image of Woody Harrelson and Felix Kersten

Woody Harrelson, the three-time Oscar nominee will star in the role of Felix Kersten in a film version of Joseph Kessel’s novel The Man With…

Disappeared Nuns, Victims of the Red Army, Discovered in Cemetery

Religious objects helped identify the remains

As the Wehrmacht retreated in the face of the Soviet Red Army in Poland in 1944, the Polish population might have been forgiven for believing…