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Did the U.S. Consider Using Nuclear Weapons in Vietnam?

The short answer is yes, though with important qualifications. Dr. Erik Villard March 2, 2022 at 06:34PM

Bucketworthy Battlefields To See

Here are 10 hallowed grounds to visit before you die. Brendan Sainsbury March 1, 2022 at 04:36PM

A Road Paved With Reds: J. Edgar Hoover’s Fight Against Communism

J. Edgar Hoover’s path to a life of fighting crime began with the Palmer Raids Raanan Geberer March 1, 2022…

‘Forever Burned Into My Memory’: One Airman’s Recollections of Operation Babylift

An airman’s service on the harrowing 1975 Operation Babylift Albert Monroe February 28, 2022 at 11:30PM

Charles Norman Shay’s Job in Normandy Was to Save Lives

Shay, a member of the Penobscot Nation, served with the 1st Infantry Division as a combat medic and landed in…

A Hanging Offense: George Washington and The André Dilemma

Over the years a composite portrait of John André has evolved of a charming, gentlemanly warrior. But is it accurate?…

‘The Confidence Men’ Book Review

Margalit Fox delivers an entertaining account of one of the most remarkable and improbable POW escape efforts in military history…

The 25 Ukrainian Heroes Who Defeated Advancing German Tanks

Some would have said the 25 Ukrainian soldiers did not stand a chance… Zita Ballinger Fletcher February 27, 2022 at…

Army Posthumously Promotes First Black Colonel to One-Star General

The Army has awarded a posthumous honorary promotion to the service’s first Black colonel, elevating him to brigadier general more…

The Disasters Before Dien Bien Phu: In 1950, the Vietnamese Routed the French in Chinese Border Battles

When the smoke cleared, the French had suffered their greatest colonial defeat since 1749, wrote French historian Bernard Fall John…