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 »
South African paratroopers descended on an Angolan guerrilla base in 1978, sparking decades of debate over the ultimate aims of the raid. 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 »
A hero in combat, ‘Commando’ Charles Kelly battled demons at home after winning the Medal of Honor in the European Theater. More »
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.
Geronimo was a ruthless Apache warrior whose methods bedeviled the U.S. cavalry and frustrated many of his people.