Category: ARTICLES

Special Operations Were Changed Forever After a Disastrous 1980 Hostage Rescue Mission

An American hostage is taken in Tehran, Iran in 1979

Today, America’s most serious and sensitive missions are carried out by special operations. The Navy’s Seal Team 6 famously led the raid which resulted in…

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

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat was an American carrier-capable supersonic two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. It served more than 34 years of fleet service and…

How the First Night Vision Scope Influenced the Outcome at Okinawa

Night-Vision technology being used during a 1998 raid

A majority of the globe’s major powers fought in World War II and their combined efforts led to rapid advances in technology. Each country involved…

Tomahawk Missiles: A Modular, Incredibly Accurate And Brutally Lethal Weapon

Tomahawk Missile image

The Tomahawk missile first joined the US Navy fleet in 1983 and following multiple recertifications, has continued to be an integral weapon for ship and…

Germany Files Case Against Italy with UN’s Top Court Over WWII Reparations

Exterior of The Hague

The German government has filed a case against Italy with the United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the two countries’ long-running dispute over…

David Hackworth: The Highly Decorated 101st Veteran Who Led Tiger Force In Vietnam

David Hackworth makes a point during a 1983 press conference

When he was still a teenager, David Hackworth decided that he wanted a life of adventure. And he certainly succeeded in accomplishing that feat. The…

Friedrich von Steuben: The Openly Gay War Hero Who Whipped the Continental Army Into Shape

Portrait of Friedrich von Steuben

Throughout American history, homosexual soldiers have been discriminated against in the military. It was only in 2011 that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was…

Here’s The Way German Commandos Rescued An Imprisoned Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler have a conversation at a train station in 1937

In the 1940s, Adolf Hitler didn’t have all that many friends. He did, however, consider Benito Mussolini of Italy to be among those in his…

Why The RAH-66 Comanche Was Doomed From The Start

The RAH-66 mid-flight

The RAH-66 Comanche was a twin-turbine, two-seat armed reconnaissance helicopter that couldn’t meet its high expectations. With intended missions of armed reconnaissance, light attack, and…

Colditz Castle Was Turned Into a Prisoner of War Camp During the Second World War

Colditz Castle

Colditz Castle, located in the Saxony town of the same name, has a long history. Dating back to the Holy Roman Empire, it has been…

C-4: The Vietnam-Era Explosive Still Used Today

The Second World War was the catalyst for countless new technologies that we still use today. From medicines like penicillin to the atomic bomb and…

Marie Marvingtf: The WWI and WWII Pilot And Nurse Who Lived An Incredible Life

A drawing of Marie Marvingt's air ambulance

Marie Marvingt was so renowned for her courage that in 1903, she was nicknamed “the fiancee of danger.’ She was many other things as well.…