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Operation Vulture

Operation Vulture was the name of a plan for American intervention against the communist Viet Minh to aid French forces trapped at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Operation Vulture called for extensive raids by dozens of American Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers and other aircraft and the possible use of up to three nuclear weapons. President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered the risks associated with the execution of Operation Vulture and decided against its implementation.



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The Last Great Carrier Clash: The Battle of the Philippine Sea

The Last Great Carrier Clash: The Battle of the Philippine Sea

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MIS-X’s Shadowy Secrets: Aiding Allied POW Escapes

MIS-X’s Shadowy Secrets: Aiding Allied POW Escapes

One of the most obscure of American intelligence organizations during World War II, MIS-X played a vital role in aiding the escape of American POWs.

Frederick’s Devil’s Brigade & Bringing Back the V-42 Stiletto

Frederick’s Devil’s Brigade & Bringing Back the V-42 Stiletto

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Frederick and the Devil’s Brigade took Monte La Difensa, his trusty V-42 stiletto always at the ready.

Military Weapons: The M2 Browning .50-cal

Military Weapons: The M2 Browning .50-cal

From its inception, the M2 Browning .50-Caliber Machine Gun has been considered one of the deadliest (and highest produced) weapons ever made.

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