Sentenced to death – Saddam Hussein found guilty of war crimes on this day in 2006
On Nov. 5, 2006, dictator Saddam Hussein was found guilty of the murder of 148 people in Dujail, north of Baghdad, and sentenced to death by hanging. On that day, according to the New York Times, “Spontaneous celebrations broke out across Iraq in spite of an around-the-clock curfew imposed... Read more
This Naval aviator was a cowboy maverick of legendary fame
It takes an incredible amount of intestinal fortitude to take off from the deck of a ship, and a little more to land on a pitching deck. No matter how hard a Naval Aviator might be, trying to land on that same pitching deck in the middle of a... Read more
36 years ago the US Special Operations conducted its largest mission ever

In the pre-dawn hours of October 25, 1983, the US Military was mobilized to carry out combat operations.

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The Pacific Alamo: The tiny island the U.S. defended for 15 days at the start of WWII
Americans are naturally defiant people that idolize the act of the courageous “last stand.” From the Alamo to the “Lost Battalion” of The Great War, the American warfighter has been praised in folklore and historical record for taking on battles with little chance of victory or survival. In the... Read more
Thunder on the Mountain: The tragic and bizarre mystery of a missing A-10 Warthog and its pilot
It’s a fact of life- sometimes people just vanish. Be it due to the acts of others, forces of nature, or more personal choices but many individuals have simply “disappeared off the radar,” which leaves more questions than answers. Sometimes, those people vanish with a $45 million dollar aircraft... Read more
China’s American Hero: How a renegade pilot won the hearts of Shanghai
Heroism is often the word used to describe extraordinary feats of bravery displayed in an otherwise bleak situation, and often it comes down to the right person being in the right place at the right time. As a teenaged expatriate living in Shanghai, my home was not but a... Read more
Operation Mount Hope: How the CIA stole a Russian Hind-D gunship in the dead of night
When you want something done in the name of American interest and you don’t mind if someone gets their hands dirty, you call the operatives of the CIA. If you want to get in and out by air without any issue, you call the men and women of the... Read more
Children born on Sept. 11th, 2001 now old enough to continue the War on Terror
Eighteen years have passed since the beginning of the War on Terror- and now people born on September 11, 2001, are old enough to fight in a conflict that has been going on since the day they came into the world. Spurred into a gallop by the attacks at... Read more
The U.S. has been testing nuclear weapons to stop natural disasters for decades
The 1960s were a time of unprecedented technological advancement, all amidst the backdrop of the Cold War between the United States and the USSR. From televised broadcasts across the Atlantic Ocean to manned spaceflight, the world became a much smaller place thanks to our exploration in space. In light... Read more
On 74th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, mayor implores Prime Minister Abe to sign U.N. nuclear weapons ban
Seventy-four years since the first atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the mayor of the iconic city has implored Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to sign a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons. Mayor Kazumi Matsui made the request at the Peace Memorial Park ceremony earlier today, asking Abe to... Read more
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