Updated: Adds interview video. A Marine who lost his legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan had his picture taken recently with his wife. And the joy and love that Jesse and Kelly Cottle shared that day on a family visit to Idaho has gone viral, KTVB.com reports. Continue reading
Over Hiroshima 68 years ago today, the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. Only days later as the next one fell on Nagasaki, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. Within hours, the Japanese Supreme Council met to discuss surrender, and Emperor Hirohito would later tell his subjects they must “endure the unendurable.”
In recent years, some scholars have concluded, it was not the bomb that triggered Japan’s capitulation. … Continue reading
Just as the Balkans provided the match for World War I, the Middle East is “a pile of tinder that could ignite a much wider conflict,” writes retired Adm. James Stavridis in Foreign Policy. “The Syrian civil war is ground zero, with Iran, Russia, and China on one side, and the United States, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and much of NATO on the other,” the former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe says. It’s impossible, Stavridis writes, to ignore the possibility … Continue reading
If you lived through the Vietnam War and wore an MIA/POW bracelet — stamped with a name and the date he went missing — the story sounded too good to be true. It also had a twisted logic. Continue reading
A Green Beret who was listed MIA when his helicopter was shot down on a Laos mission in 1968 has been found living in a remote Vietnam village, according to a documentary that debuted on Tuesday at a film festival in Toronto. Continue reading
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the man who wrote “people say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day” worked for the government.
A.A. Milne — the (real) father of Christopher Robin and whimsical progenitor to Winnie-the-Pooh — was a spy … Continue reading