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USS Texas D-Day Role: Flooding the First US Battleship (BB-35) in WW2 Was Strategic

USS Texas (BB-35) at sea

The USS Texas (BB-35) saw more combat action in her lifetime than most other US battleships, seeing service in both World War I and II,…

Judge Rules That Removal of Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery Can Continue

Frontal view of the Confederate monument at Arlington National Cemtery

Update – 12/20/2023: US District Court Judge Rossie Alston of the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled that the removal of the Confederate monument at…

Mike Vining: The Delta Force Operator That Became a Military Meme

Three Sikorsky RH-53 Sea Stallions parked on the deck of an aircraft carrier + Mike Vining sitting with his arms resting on his knees

Circulating around the internet is a meme featuring a soldier wearing glasses and his military uniform. He’s adorned with a number of different ribbons and…

Johnny Depp Historical Drama ‘Jeanne du Barry’ to Debut in American Theaters This May

Maïwenn and Johnny Depp as Jeanne Bécu, Comtesse du Barry and King Louis XV in 'Jeanne du Barry'

Johnny Depp’s latest film, Jeanne du Barry, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2023. The first movie he starred in since his defamation…

Five-Star Generals: The Nine Men Who Earned the US Military’s Highest Rank

Douglas MacArthur standing in uniform + Military portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower + Chester Nimitz standing in his naval uniform

Following the death of Gen. Omar Bradley in 1981, the elite rank of five-star general feels more like a legend than reality. Since Congress allowed…

Canadian War Crimes in WW1: How German Soldiers Were Exploited by Canadian Troops

Canadian soldiers sitting on the back of a truck

As World War I dragged on, an unexpected group became known for being ruthless. Canadians, stereotyped as friendly, kind and agreeable, certainly displayed none of…

Most Countries Fail to Spend the Necessary Amount on Defense and Other Facts About NATO

Military personnel standing beneath the flags at the front of NATO's headquarters

If a NATO country is attacked, all others within the organization respond, and it’s for this reason that nations wish to join. Dating back to…

Top Gun Planes: The Aircraft & Jets Used in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ (2022)

Tom Cruise as Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in 'Top Gun: Maverick'

There have been few sequels to hit the scene quite like Top Gun: Maverick (2022). Despite the enormous success of the 1986 film, it took…

Vietnam War Traps: 9 Viet Cong Booby Traps That Defined the Vietnam War

American soldiers walking along a rice field

The Vietnam War was infamous for the guerrilla warfare the American forces were largely unprepared for. The Viet Cong were on home turf and used…

Was Ball Turret Gunner the Worst Position to Hold During World War II?

Gunner sitting in the entrance to a ball turret

There were plenty of positions during World War II that put a serviceman’s life at risk. Arguably one of the worst was being the ball…

Grumman F-14 Tomcat: The Versatile Fighter Made For Top Gun Pilots

Grumman F-14 Tomcat taking off

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is one of the most iconic aircraft to ever be operated by the US Navy, with it serving as the primary…

The Night Vision Scope Gave the Americans a Much-Needed Edge on Okinawa

Three Japanese soldiers sitting behind a large rock

The Second World War saw the involvement of many superpowers, and the prolonged fighting forced the majority to make much-needed advancements to their weaponry and…