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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From the cockpit transcript of a Navy training flight near Seattle, in 2017. The exchange was released in May, following an investigation. Excerpts from the transcript were first published by…
Untangling truth and fiction in an age of perpetual war
The Battle of Waterloo turns 200
A general’s account of the military’s mistakes
From a list of more than 100,000 items in storage at the U.S. Army Historical Clearinghouse facility in Anniston, Alabama, released in September by the Army’s Center of Military History…
A history of bombing
New frontiers in pain compliance
From a May 10, 1988, letter from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to all Party members. The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan began…
The crusade for a Christian military
The past and future of a right-wing myth