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Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon served as vice president of the United States in the Eisenhower administration and later as president of the United States during U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Nixon’s decision to heavily bomb North Vietnam in an effort to force the communists to the negotiating table drew a storm of criticism. The Paris Peace Accords, described by Nixon as “peace with honor” were concluded during his administration, and U.S. forces were withdrawn from Vietnam.

Nixon’s Bizarre Last Year

Nixon’s Bizarre Last Year

In late 1973, the politically isolated president Richard Nixon reportedly asked the Joint Chiefs whether military support was available to keep him in power.   More »

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Wilson’s Creek: Bull Run of the West

Wilson’s Creek: Bull Run of the West

Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.

The Dogs of War

The Dogs of War

Dogs were used on all fronts and in a variety of roles during World War II.

Defending the USS Lexington: Action Off Bougainville

Defending the USS Lexington: Action Off Bougainville

In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.

Me-262: The Beginning of the Jet Fighter Age

Me-262: The Beginning of the Jet Fighter Age

The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.

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