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Marcus Luttrell’s Dog Was Shot, so the US Navy SEAL Went ‘John Wick’ on the Culprits

Marcus Luttrell standing among a crowd + DASY sitting on Marcus Luttrell's lap

In a move reminiscent of the John Wick films, retired US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell took extreme measures to corner the men who’d murdered his…

Where Did The Term ‘G.I.’ Come From For US Troops?

Where did we get the GI name for American Soldiers

Depending on who you ask, the meaning of “G.I.” can vary. From government issue to general issue, no one can seem to agree on one…

PT Boats Were Feared During WWII And Their One-Man Turrets Were Particularly Deadly

PT Boat Turret Operator

During WWII the US realized their PT boats had more potential than just simple torpedo dispensers. These rapid machines proved deadly as highly mobile machine…

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…

The CIA Lost Nine Cores of Plutonium in the Himalayas

CIA

Of all the things you don’t want to lose, radioactive plutonium cores are near the top of the list. But this is exactly what the…

During The World Wars Men were Drafted Specifically to Bury the Dead

Graves Registration

During a time of war, it is all too easy to ponder the complexities of the logistics involved with manufacturing, transporting, and supplying hundreds of…

The USS Enterprise’s ‘Bad Luck’ Saved It From Pearl Harbor And Turned It Into A ‘Ghost’

The USS Enterprise in 1941

On December 7 1941 Japan carried out a vicious attack on the United States’ major naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack was a preemptive…

The Movie ‘The Day After’ Put Ronald Reagan In Damage Control Over Nuclear Weapons

The 1983 television movie The Day After depicts a dark scenario where tensions between the US and the Soviet Union escalate to the point of…

What Happened To The Famous Aircraft Nose Art Used By The US Military?

Honey Bunny Plane Nose Art

Adorning the nose section of an aircraft with a name or an image has been a long-standing tradition amongst American military flyers. The practice peaked…

The Mysterious Disappearance and Discovery of the Lady Be Good

Lady Be Good Crew

On 4 April 1943, an American B-24D Liberator named Lady Be Good mysteriously disappeared while returning from a bombing run over Naples. The aircraft seemingly…

The 8 Greatest Comebacks in Military History

A military comeback is an opportunity rarely given to commanders. The chance to switch the tide of battle to one’s favor is incredibly rare, and…

The Stories Behind History’s Most Iconic War Photos

Soldiers raising the American flag at Iwo Jima + Joseph Duo jumping in the air with a grenade launcher

For nearly two centuries, photographers have been using pictures to document the horrors of war. This has led to some of history’s most famous photos,…