A top-secret agency helped the United States keep tabs on its Soviet ally during and after the war. More »
The CIA mounted an ambitious tunnel-digging operation in 1954 to tap into Russian communications lines beneath Berlin. More »
The Federal Communications Commission played a largely unknown role in the end of World War II. More »
The CIA had second shouts about killing the Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo but was unable to stop the killing. More »
The world teetered on the edge of nuclear war while JFK scrambled to reach a face-saving compromise with the Soviet Union. More »
The massive Chinese offensive in 1951 aimed to destroy the U.S. Eight Army and drive it from the Korean Peninsula. More »
How close did the world come to a nuclear war in 1983? The fierce rhetoric of President Ronald Reagan certainly rattled the Russians. More »
A ragtag group of poorly trained anti-Castro Cubans, covertly supported by the CIA, landed at the Bay of Pigs to overthrow the communist in Cuba. More »
Britain’s Special Operations Executive conducted abortive covert operations in Albania during 1943-1944. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.