The newly arrived Americans in Vietnam participated in a combat action that one enlisted man remembered 50 years later as “almost boring.” Yet this seemingly modest event was the start of major helicopter-borne tactics that would become the defining image of the Vietnam War.FULL STORY
Building Lonesome Dove airfield in the Persian Gulf WarFULL STORY
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs uses a training guide that appears to chide veterans unhappy with their careFULL STORY
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will be ordering up $187 million worth of Carl Gustav recoilless rifles and ammunition from Saab, a Swedish defense firm that manufactures the weapons.FULL STORY
A dozen Air Force crew members from the 8th Special Operations Squadron will be honored with the Mackay Trophy - awarded to the most meritorious flight in the Air Force during the year - for their actions during an ambushed rescue mission with Special Forces in South Sudan.FULL STORY
At the dawn of the 20th century, Germany and France were already preparing for the war that would break-out in 1914. Following the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, these two Great Powers spent the intervening 44 years preparing for a Franco-Prussian War redux. But each had analyzed their first encounter, and drawn very different conclusions as to how best to fight the next one.FULL STORY
Club member Leonard Granger found out his distant grandfather fought in the American Revolution.FULL STORY
If you don’t want to end up on the terrorist watchlist, then here’s what NOT to do:FULL STORY
A decade ago, U.S.-led forces crushed insurgents in the ancient Iraqi city. Today the future of the city—and the region—is more uncertain than ever.FULL STORY
During the excavation of palace ruins in Israel that date back to the Bronze Age, archaeologists uncovered some cellar jars, and what they found in the jars was astonishing – residue of 4,000-year-old wine and herbs.FULL STORY
The Medal of Honor recommendation for Sgt. Henry Johnson, who fought in the First World War, will have to go through special legislation in Congress because Johnson’s actions were more than five years ago, but Defense Secretary Hagel believes it should go through without opposition.FULL STORY
Sworn to bring ‘fire and steel’ to Rome, a brilliant young commander set out to do the impossible and nearly brought an empire to its knees.FULL STORY
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