Nations have fought wars over seemingly insignificant objects. There was the bloody war about a bucket, the revolution that began with a dispute about an unpaid wig, and the big kerfuffle over […]
Boy Scouts Are Not Considered a Private Military Force in Connecticut
As we pointed out in this article you may be a member of the militia without knowing it. That being the case, it’s only natural to assume the same about a group […]
Did the USSR Have Nukes Aimed at a Hot Dog Stand?
The elite command and military intelligence officers of the United States gathered every day at a high-security location. The timing of their meetings left no doubt that it was not a coincidence. […]
That Time a Missile Successfully Struck a U.S. Military Base — and Why It Didn’t Start WWIII
It was during some of the scariest days of the Cold War that the submarine surfaced off the coast of the United States. On the submarine was the most powerful cruise missile […]
The True Story of Chicken-Powered Nuclear Landmines
The history of the Cold War is replete with technological marvels that were the fruit of the arms race. There are also some stunning examples of inventions that really make you stop […]
Learn About the Day a Hydrogen Bomb Was Accidentally Dropped on Albuquerque, New Mexico
As the bomber’s sole bomb descended upon the city below, a feeling of unbelief and dread filled the hearts of the plane’s crew. Part of their apprehension was due to the unexpected […]
Who needs the Moon anyway- when the US wanted to nuke the Moon.
Originally posted on History of Sorts:
Project A119 was the designated name by the US Air Force to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon. The project was called “A Study of…
The Man in Black and a Cold War Scoop
Years before the world learned of Johnny Cash’s musical talents, the U.S. Air Force helped him develop other abilities. The result led to an unexpected rendezvous with a dramatic moment in history.
Lodging for Doomsday — Hidden in Plain Sight
Check out this amazing story about a massive underground Doomsday bunker, hidden in plain sight. This post was written by dorannrule and originally appeared on the excellent blog Virginia Views — Country Living for […]
Truman and the Two Generals
Any study of the Korean War would be incomplete without looking into the conflict between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur. Truman’s firing of MacArthur was a pivotal event in American […]
“Little” Mistakes That Almost Triggered the End of the World
False alarms leading to nuclear war make for interesting movie plots, but when they happen in real life, they are nightmarish, at best. One such nightmare happened on the morning of November […]
With a Little Help From My
The SR-71 Blackbird was one of the greatest tools of espionage ever built. Flying at speeds of Mach 3, it could out-fly any enemy fighter or surface-to-air missile. In addition to its […]