history

The history of warfare; stories of combat and conflict across land, seas and skies, from ancient times to the present.

Patrick Boniface13 hours ago
The Berlin Air Lift
Contrary to popular myth the Allies were not caught completely unawares when the Russians encircled the Allied occupation zone of Berlin in the spring of 1948. The Allied response, however, was unifie...
Operation Eagle Claw
In American political history, there are few moments that can be pinpointed as marking the moment a President lost an election; but the day that President Jimmy Carter authorised the use of Special Fo...
r. nuñez23 days ago
The Tragic Irony of the SS Cap Arcona
Preface Like me, perhaps you also have heard enough and seen enough renditions about the Titanic disaster. This story is about the ship that played the Titanic in the Nazi-made movie about the undying...
Dominic Berninga month ago
The Worlds Largest Thermonuclear device: The Tsar Bomb
The Tsar Bomb was, and still remains, the largest thermonuclear weapon ever created. It’s production began in July of 1961, ordered by Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, who originally wanted a 100 meg...
Buddy Browna month ago
Military Inventions You Use Every Day
Most people assume that the military only invents things like guns, weapons, and maybe one or two tactical helmets. This is just not true! The military actually is one of the biggest invention powerho...
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Lorraine Woiak2 months ago
The Rwandan Genocide
Everyone has heard of the holocaust that killed millions of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and any other person that didn't fit the Nazis' views of perfect. And while this tragedy had a lasting impact on...
Adrian Scott3 months ago
10 Amazing Ways Troops Celebrate the Holidays in Afghanistan
Without their loved ones, US troops struggle to maintain the Christmas cheer while stationed in Afghanistan. However, despite the loneliness, American troops still find a way to celebrate, even in the...
Erik Pasquale3 months ago
Politically Incorrect Vietnam War Slang Terms
As America continues to suffer from the bloat of its military industrial complex and countless veterans suffering from PTSD, its citizenry reevaluates America's relationship with empire and playing at...
Mike Mavenful3 months ago
10 Facts You Should Know About Operation Desert Storm
The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Storm, was a pretty unique war. It was for operations that led to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat ph...
Charlotte Williams3 months ago
Ten Failed Revolts Throughout History
At a time of political disturbance, it can be hard to guarantee the stability of our world’s future. Looking back into the past, we observe revolution upon revolution. Those that succeeded are remembe...
Skunk Uzeki3 months ago
What Are Military Challenge Coins?
A while back, I was hanging out with a buddy of mine who was in the military. He was talking about different awards, and then I heard him mention the term "challenge coin." As a civilian, I have never...
George Nekilan3 months ago
The History of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell"
"Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" (DADT) was the official United States policy towards the military service by gays, lesbians, and bisexuals that was instituted by the Clinton Administration on February 28, 199...
Adrian Scott4 months ago
Where Did the Term "Hooah" Come From?
From the tales behind the term "hooah" to the meaning behind each cry, hooah has a lot of importance to the Army, and for good reason. The only thing is, the origin varies from person to person. Like ...
Donald Gray4 months ago
Most Feared War Criminals in the World
The following names might be some of the most notorious criminals of all time, but many of you may never have even heard of them. They're not quite serial killers, or even rapists, but they have prove...
Cato Conroy4 months ago
Greatest Guerrilla Fighters in American History
Whether we want to admit it or not, our country was founded on people who thought differently. This is true when it comes to the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and even to the method...
Donald Gray5 months ago
Most Memorable USO Moments in Military History
They weren't involved in the bloodiest battles fought in American history, but there's a good chance they were there. For those who don't know what the USO is, it's a service of love; a sort of collab...
Adrian Scott5 months ago
Most Popular Military Cadences of All Time
Military cadences are a piece of history that describes deployed life to a tee. Still used today, cadences are calls and songs used during drills, marches, and ceremonies. As a way to focus, use expre...
Donald Gray5 months ago
Military Invasions That Changed the Global Map in the 20th Century
The Bay of Pigs invasion is one of the best examples of an unsuccessful military operation, but it also pointed out how the scale of international diplomacy could be altered simply by way of invasion....