Elbe Day is a distant memory, but it proved the U.S. and Russia could get along by PAUL HUARD April 25, 1945 — Elbe Day — marks one of the turning points not only of World War II, but of world history. Nearly 70 years later, it’s a date few remember. American soldiers advancing from... Read more
How the U.S. Air Force Spied on French Nuke Blasts Special tanker planes snooped on Pacific tests by JOSEPH TREVITHICK During the early years of the Cold War, the United States had a problem. The U.S. had quickly lost its monopoly on nuclear weapons. The Pentagon was most concerned about Soviet and... Read more
The U.S. Army Built a Handheld, Automatic Grenade Launcher
Running around the battlefield with a rapid-firing, grenade-lobbing machine gun sounds like something Arnold Schwarzenegger would do in a movie. But in the 1960s, the U.S. Army experimented with one such weapon. After introducing the crude but functional M-79 in the late 1950s, the ground combat branch saw fully... Read more
The Mach-3 Drone That Spied on China
The Pentagon is concerned about China’s growing capabilities, especially after a stunning display of new military hardware. In response, the military asks the American aerospace industry to develop a vehicle so fast stealthy and smart that nothing can touch it. A super-fast aircraft already in development is pushed forward... Read more
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