The colonel headed a clandestine operations program that required brute force, innovation, and a strange-looking submarine.
Superiors branded him “difficult.” Yet Percy Hobart was just the kind of genius the Allies desperately needed.
As any buff knows, the term “World War II” is something of a misnomer. […]
Sixty-one years later, it’s still unclear who deserves the blame for the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
Experience gained fighting the Japanese and Chiang Kai-shek helped a dynamic military leader take on the United States twice, to victory and a draw
Louis Davout expected to play a secondary role in the Jena campaign, but when […]
Leo Fender’s rhythmic innovation powered the music of a generation
Tory Failmezger recounts the World War II tank-busting campaigns of the U.S. 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion
Bleecker beat Igor Sikorsky to the punch by developing a fully controllable helicopter in 1930, only to see his invention abandoned for want of a $90 part.
Thomas Fleming continues his exploration of early American military history with an examination of […]