Most provisions of the U.S. National Security Act were enacted on this day in 1947. This was a huge restructuring of the U.S. military and intelligence community, put in place because of the challenges of (a) the Cold War and (b) America’s new global prominence after World War II.FULL STORY
President Lyndon Johnson and Gen. William Westmoreland’s decision to accelerate the war in Vietnam led to the demise of Democrats’ aspirations to retain the White House.FULL STORY
Scotland votes today on its future. Here's a look at its war-torn past. Photo: Robert the Bruce, in the foreground, keeps a wary eye on England; in the background, a monument to William Wallace.FULL STORY
One of the earliest offensives in the Pacific created new heroes of World War II.FULL STORY
One club member witnessed the aftermath of the atomic bomb’s wrath in Nagasaki.FULL STORY
Looking over the valley below from his position at Le Belle Alliance, Napoleon surveyed a strangely quite scene. It was 3:00 pm, and the tide of battle had temporarily receded. The ground between the two opposing armies was littered with the debris of battle.FULL STORY
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.FULL STORY
The Department of Defense on Wednesday announced the death of Sgt. Charles C. Strong, who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.FULL STORY
Union general, congressman, cousin to Laura Ingalls Wilder—Isaac Ingalls Stevens was short in stature but long on achievements.FULL STORY
A stone monument in the shape of a lunar crescent was found this week in Israel and it dates back nearly 5,000 years!FULL STORY
On this day in 1940, Hitler announced a postponement of an invasion of Britain. A German assault across the English Channel had seemed imminent for months - London expected it, feared it, prepared for it. Churchill practiced with a pistol and said of the Germans, "You can always take one with you!"FULL STORY
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