Held in April 1954, the Geneva Conference was convened with the hope of resolving the conflict between the communist Viet Minh and the French in Indochina and the conversion of the armistice that ended the Korean War into a permanent peace settlement. The Geneva Conference did result in the partition of Vietnam at the 17th parallel.
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.