Military

For millennia, naval battles have been some of the most important military conflicts. Controlling the seas gives the victors control of major ports and shipping routes, and the ability to encircle...
The Age of Sail was a period from the late 16th century to the mid 19th century where ships were used for trade, travel – and fighting in wars. Though it took some time to build the U.S. Navy,...
There is no greater service to the nation than giving one’s life for one’s country. President Abraham Lincoln movingly referred to sacrifice of Union soldiers in his Gettysburg Address in 1863 as...
Young Americans enlist in the armed services for many reasons, including learning new skills, getting physically fit, and getting financial assistance to pay for college. One of the most common...
For centuries, the largest ships with the most powerful cannons were the core of every navy. The Nuestra Señora de la Santísima Trinidad of the Franco-Spanish fleet that faced the British fleet...
The Congressional Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military honor, awarded by Congress to members of the military. It is given to those “who distinguish themselves through conspicuous...
There are over 17.8 million military veterans living in the United States. These men and women, who have sacrificed more for their country than most lifelong civilians ever will, reside in cities and...
Tensions rising between Russia and the West over Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has caused many to wonder if this is the closest the world has come to nuclear war since the...
There are about 9,600 locked and loaded, or stockpiled, nuclear warheads in the world, more than 90% of them held by Russia and the United States, according to the Federation of American Scientists....
When Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion in Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, experts around the world predicted a swift Russian victory. In a briefing to members of Congress weeks earlier,...
There are over 17.8 million military veterans living in the United States. These men and women, who have sacrificed more for their country than most lifelong civilians ever will, reside in cities and...
The United States is the only nation to have ever used atomic weapons in war. The world entered a new and deadly age in August of 1945 when U.S. planes dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of...
It isn’t immediately obvious how to classify naval disasters. Is it by the number of ships that went down? The size of the vessels destroyed? The number of casualties? Some disasters involved more...
One of the most difficult facts that the American military must face is that it has not won a major war since WWII. Korea is generally considered a draw. Vietnam was certainly a loss. The long-term...
There are over 17.8 million military veterans living in the United States. These men and women, who have sacrificed more for their country than most lifelong civilians ever will, reside in cities and...