Actually, North Vietnam had several motives, some rarely discussed in the literature of the war.
“In rough seas, it was really a clambake, with ships all over the place,” recalls Douglas Burgess, who served on destroyer escort USS Brough during the Battle of the Atlantic.
On May 2, 2011, the United States military killed and buried Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader behind the 9/11 attacks. U.S. Special Forces took him out during a raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where he and some of his family were hidin…
‘Colossal Ambitions’ examines Confederate expectations for a place as a global power—with slavery
“I looked aft, and everything behind the mast was just a wall of flame, towering up into the sky”
A time-honored naval tradition of wholly embarrassing a pilot while simultaneously causing significant paint damage to a plane worth millions
U.S. Navy aircrews and recruiters loved the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, but a careful review of its record suggests the Top Gun mount wasn’t all it was cranked up to be.