Conducted primarily by U.S. forces January 8-27, 1967, Operation Cedar Falls was a military offensive aimed at clearing the Iron Triangle, an area near the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon, of Viet Cong insurgents. The operation achieved mixed results according to most observers, as gains against the communist guerrillas were judged to be only temporary.
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.