Cold War | War History

The Most Unforgiving Battlefield Conditions in Military History

Passchendaele Photo

When discussing battles throughout the history of warfare, the participants and the equipment and tactics they used are usually the focus. However, the actual physical…

The Soviet-Era Mutiny That Inspired ‘The Hunt For Red October’

Image of a ship similar to Storozhevoy, with inset of Sean Connery

Small-scale rebellions against governments rarely work out well for the revolutionaries, and this is exactly the case for Valery Sablin, an officer in the Soviet…

Captain America’s Army Unit Is Real And Still Active Today

The Blue Spaders and Captain America

In 1941 beloved superhero Captain America appeared in a Marvel comic book for the first time. Shown punching the Führer on his debut comic cover,…

Godzilla Was Brought To Life by a Japanese POW

Godzilla and Japan - A Spotlight on the Commentary on War

Alongside Superman and Mickey Mouse, Godzilla is one of the most famous fictional characters in history. He has been featured in movies, books, TV shows,…

The M42 Duster Played A Crucial Role in Vietnam

M42 Duster

From 1966 until the end of the Vietnam War, the relatively small yet extremely deadly M42 Duster was brought out of retirement and used against…

The USS Scorpion Was Lost At Sea And Some Mysteries Still Remain About The Nuclear Submarine

USS Scorpion Submarine

In 1968 a US nuclear submarine suddenly disappeared in the Atlantic ocean, one of only two nuclear submarines to have been lost by the US.…

The CIA Stole a Soviet Satellite During the Space Race

AI rendering of three CIA agents standing around a stolen Soviet satellite in a wooden crate

The Space Race was an amazing display of technological excellence, but it also doubled as a direct metric for the United States and Soviet Union’s…

The Absurd Rules-of-Engagement GIs Had to Follow During the Vietnam War

Michelin Tire Company and Vietnam War rubber trees plantation

The United States’ withdrawal from Vietnam is viewed as one of the most humiliating moments for the mighty nation. The most powerful military on earth,…

This Incredibly Flawed Government Report Sparked Panic During the Cold War

Russian Nuclear Control Room

Anyone who lived through the Cold War knew about the terrifying prospect of thousands of Soviet nuclear missiles raining down upon cities all over the…

The Jaguar MBT: The Time China and America Collaborated On A Tank

T-59 MBT

Another weird tank to be developed during the Cold War was the Jaguar, a 1980s joint Chinese and American project that was intended to modernize…

Sillamae was Removed from Soviet Maps during the Cold War and now it’s a Popular Tourist Destination

Sillamae

A town in Estonia was removed from all Soviet maps during the Cold War but is now a popular resort destination on the Baltic coast.…

The CIA Once Built a Giant Claw to Recover a Sunken Soviet Submarine

Gomar Explorer Color Photo

For the United States during the Cold War, no project was too crazy or too expensive. One of these, known as Project Azorian, cost the…