In a controversial Cold War incident, a Korean Air Lines 707 was downed by a missile from a Soviet fighter, killing two passengers and touching off a diplomatic firestorm.
The American commander was pressured to hang a Redcoat officer in retaliation for a patriot's murder
Iran will build a bomb when it's ready, despite treaty restrictions
The Navy was considered a place of political independence—but that didn't keep Nazi ideologues and spies from joining its ranks
After a slow start, Washington's spymasters used mathematics, chemistry, and sneakiness to turn the tide against the British
Frank Meyer combed Asia for unknown fruits and crops that proved valuable to U.S. agriculture