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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Peace Accords, described by Nixon as “peace with honor” were concluded during his administration, and U.S. forces were withdrawn from Vietnam.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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Could the United States Have Gone to War With France Over Mexico?

Could the United States Have Gone to War With France Over Mexico?

Continued French meddling in Mexico almost led to a post-Civil War confrontation with the United States.

Action off Santa Cruz: Last Stand of the USS Hornet

Action off Santa Cruz: Last Stand of the USS Hornet

A tactical Japanese naval victory off Santa Cruz actually hastened the defeat of the empire.

Clash of the Ironclads

Clash of the Ironclads

A “barracks roof” and a “cheese box” met in March 1862 at Hampton Roads. The pioneer ironclads pounded each other with their heavy guns.

Hot Air “Fire Balloons”: Japan’s Project Fugo

Hot Air “Fire Balloons”: Japan’s Project Fugo

In late 1944, Japan began the massive production of ‘fire balloons’ capable of attacking American soil from their homeland. How did they make this work? And why did they stop?

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