You Needed Grit to Dive On a Target in an A-4 Skyhawk
Modern jet fighters continue to grow ever more complicated and more fantastically expensive. But some of the most influential aircraft in history succeeded instead because they could do their job pretty well at a very reasonable cost. Such was the case of the agile A-4 Skyhawk, a small but... Read more
The Long Shadow of the Falklands War
The Falklands War ended with a decisive British victory over 30 years ago. Nevertheless, the war remains alive in the imagination of analysts and historians. Although the conflict happened outside of the normal “zones of crisis,” it has long held the attention of students of warfare. The war, which involved a conflict... Read more
Torture, Hunger and Anti-Semitism in the Falklands War
Argentine officers tortured scores of their own soldiers during the Falklands War, documents from the Argentine armed forces reveal. Starving and freezing, men sworn to fight for their nation’s territory, as they believed it to be, were physically and psychologically abused by their own superiors when they left searching... Read more
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