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Articles by Jesse Beckett:

D-Day Reenactment Canceled Over Health And Safety Concerns

Flooded road, car park and part of the golf coarse at Braunton Burrows, circa 2014.

One of the U.K.’s largest D-Day reenactments set to take place in June 2021 has been canceled over health and safety fears of “blown sand”…

HMS Urge Found Off The Coast Of Malta

HMS Urge

A submarine wreck near the coast of Malta has been officially confirmed as the British U-class submarine HMS Urge, which was lost in 1942. Since…

The Zimmermann Telegram: Why The US Joined The Allied Powers

Arthur Zimmermann and his telegram

It is believed today that few decoded messages have had the global and historical impact that the Zimmermann Telegram had in 1917. This single telegram…

‘Skins’ Star to Play SAS Hero Paddy Mayne in New Series

Paddy Mayne and Jack O'Connell, who will play him in the upcoming series

Filming of a new TV mini-series has begun and is set to finally show the exploits of one of the SAS’s most notable members, Robert…

Operation Monopoly: When the US Tunneled Under The Soviet Embassy

Russian Embassy in Washington

The U.S. and U.S.S.R. were no strangers to spying on each other, as they had been playing a cat-and-mouse game of espionage since the beginning…

CIA Documents Reveal Early Plot Against Raúl Castro

Raul Castro on a state visit to Mexico.

With Raúl Castro’s retirement from politics on the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, CIA documents about a planned assassination plot against the…

New Eligibility Requirements For Arlington Cemetery As Space Runs Out

A young boy rides on his father's shoulders while visiting Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, 2017.

Military officials will reveal their plans to address the burial eligibility situation at Arlington National Cemetery later this year. This is after facing a strong…

StarLink Satellites Change The Face Of The Night Sky

starlink satellites over Uruguay, with Elon Musk in the foreground

Police and TV stations were flooded a few days ago by shocked callers reporting sightings of UFOs in the night sky above parts of the…

Senior Space Force Spouse Aims To Create A ‘Family-Like’ Culture

Mollie Raymond, senior Space Force spouse.

Spouses of U.S. Space Force members are exposed to the same concerns and difficulties that affect regular service members’ families. Spouses and families of service…

Remains Of Pearl Harbor Sailor From USS Oklahoma Identified

uss oklahoma ca. 1941, beside Paul Goody, a veteran of the Pearl Harbor attack.

A U.S. Navy serviceman who died on the USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor attack has been successfully identified. Navy Fireman 1st Class Harold E.…

Glacier Melt Reveals Soldiers’ Lost Artifacts

Dosegù Glacier in Stelvia National Park, Italy.

A melting glacier in northern Italy has revealed a cave shelter containing lost WWI artifacts. It was once the home to 20 Austrian soldiers who…

USS Idaho Is The First Ship To Bear That Name In A Century

Ray Mabus signs a graphic representation of the future Virginia-class attack submarine USS Idaho (SSN 799) during its ship-naming ceremony at the West Idaho state fair.

The U.S. Navy has announced that they are constructing a new advanced attack submarine, named the USS Idaho (SSN-799). Work on the submarine started in…