KGB Colonel Vladimir Putin had often said that the fall of the Soviet Union was the worst geopolitical disaster of the 20th
In his NPR interview, Bolden said, "He told me, no way are you going to get an appointment from me to go to the Naval Academy
Her story is so astonishing, I am chagrined to have missed it this long. Nor am I alone.
Robert Howard II was four years old when an American commander in Vietnam wrote him a letter telling him his father had died bravely in battle. The boy's father had been a hometown sports hero, and the son grew up trying to emulate a man he never really knew.
The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.
International Travel: It's the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo -- Time For You To Pay a Visit
Many Americans travel to historic battlefields, most typically sites in which we have a direct emotional stake: places where U.S. soldiers fought at home or abroad and where a piece of our history was made.
Sending the military to war should only be done in the most dire cases of national security. Military restraint was the founders' vision, but we have drifted far from it into a militaristic society in constant war.
The Overland campaign was one of the most decisive campaigns in American history on the 150th anniversary.
Researchers at the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered a
Visiting both the Jewish Museum and Army Museum in Vienna in a day, I realized that the role of Jewish officers is a much neglected subject in Central European history books and that the military careers of prominent Jewish intellectuals in the old imperial army deserve attention.
My husband is an Army physician deployed to a military field hospital in the Afghani desert. With satellites providing Internet, we really are afforded half a dozen different means of correspondence. It's vastly different from days gone by when loved ones put pen to paper.
As we approach Memorial Day, most Americans are conscious of honoring those who have served in the military, so nearly all of us could name the three largest branches -- the Army, the Air Force, and the Navy. Very few, however, would think to include the Merchant Marine.
That always seems to be the justification for any government promotion of a religious practice, both in the military and elsewhere: It's "tradition" -- and tradition trumps constitutionality. But how traditional are practices like this religious flag folding ceremony? Well, often not very.
You can't teach about the Revolution without mentioning the role of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. However, the one fact that seems to be left out during lectures is that von Steuben was known to "have affections to members of his own sex."