For more than two decades, U.S. Marines fought bandits and put down political insurrections in Nicaragua—with mixed results. More »
From a leather-covered rowboat to a streamlined modern vessel with nuclear warheads, the submarine has made great strides since its conception. More »
Henry Lawton served in the U.S. Army for 35 years, from the Civil War to the Philippines, leading the force that captured Geronimo. More »
Although it saw relatively short service, the Krag-Jorgensen rifle helped catapult the United States onto the world stage. More »
Although hailed as the father of American military intelligence, spy master Ralph Van Deman left behind a tarnished legacy. More »
Eager to assert German hegemony over the high seas, Kaiser Wilhelm II considered attacking the East Coast of America. More »
When asserting the Monroe Doctrine, Theodore Roosevelt wielded the “big stick” of the U.S. Navy. More »
Commodore Dewey steamed out of Hong Kong for the Philippines, fully prepared to meet the Spanish at the Battle of Manila Bay. More »
New York blue-blood Hamilton Fish III helped lead the “Harlem Hell Fighters” throughout World War I. More »
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.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.