Cold War | War History

The Gigantic Government Raven Rock Bunker – Even Today Not Much is Know of Its Interior

The first step in the project involved the federal government seizing 280 acres of land. The initial phase of construction cost around $35 million ($350…

The Time An F-106 Interceptor Landed Itself Without A Pilot

Jay Hemmings

The world of military aviation is full of strange stories, freak accidents, amazing near-misses, and unlikely happenings. But few tales are stranger than the story…

Project MKUltra: The CIA’s Unethical Cold War-Era Human Experimentation Program

Aerial view of the original CIA Headquarters + Portrait of Allen Dulles

The CIA has been subject to much scrutiny since its establishment in 1947 and this only increased following the conclusion of the Cold War, when…

The mysterious disappearance of a USAF C-54

Steve MacGregor

One of the largest ever instances of the disappearance of US military personnel happened not during wartime but in 1950 when a US Air Force…

Lost Bombs, Crashed Aircraft and Missing Submarines: US Military Nuclear Near Misses.

Conan White

“Mistakes are made in every other human endeavor. Why should nuclear weapons be exempt?” -Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California in a letter to the Hoover…

How JFK’s Assassination Secured the Future of Britain’s SAS

Andrew Knighton

It boasted unusual operating procedures and soldiers who judged officers by their actions, not their rank and authority. Every great event has unexpected side effects.…

The Policeman who Jumped From East to West Germany in a Single Leap

Ruslan Budnik

Often, “Wall Jumpers” went over the border in order to demonstrate bravery, impress their girlfriend, or were intoxicated. After being defeated in the Second World…

The Mystery of the Sinking of the USS Scorpion

Jay Hemmings

Some have speculated that the Russian Submarine K-129 was sunk by a US submarine, and that the sinking of Scorpion was done in retaliation for…

The Wretched Fate of The USS Thresher

Joseph Williams

One of the submarine vets aboard Skylark would state, “We heard sounds that are familiar to me,the sound of a ship breaking up—like a compartment…

From the Windy City to The Cold War: Dennis & Honest John.

“We had targets set up and fired two separate test rockets while we were there to measure the amount of damage they could inflict on…

Springboard to NASA – The Flight-path of an Astronaut.

“In one of the buildings on the base, they had photographs of all of the Apollo astronauts hanging on the wall.” He added, “Seeing those…

Whoops – When The USA Dropped a Nuclear Bomb onto a Farm in North Carolina

Claudia Mendes

In January 1961, President John F. Kennedy was inaugurated and the Cold War was in full force. US Air Force bombers and fighter planes were…