The Douglas AD Skyraider wasn't pretty, but its pilots and maintenance crews dubbed it the Able Dog because of its handling and dependability. Some still regard it as "the best airplane ever made for close-in attack."
In August 1945, the U.S. dropped one of the deadliest weapons—two atomic bombs—on Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Skycranes provided a vital service during the war, and served with the U.S. Army Reserves for several decades
The military decisions made across presidencies had some sound strategic and ethical foundations, yet there are also morally troubling aspects.
The future creator of Star Trek served in the South Pacific as a B-17 pilot, surviving tropical storms, flak and a fatal crash
The colonel headed a clandestine operations program that required brute force, innovation, and a strange-looking submarine.
A new infantry transport changed the nature of firefights in Vietnam—and for generations to come
Repudiated decision upheld presidential power to counter perceived national security threats