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It began in Sarajevo in 1914, in a cascade of treaty obligations following an assassination. It ended in the mirrored halls of Versailles in 1918, in a treaty that would lead directly to an even more catastrophic war. The Great War--World War I--slaughtered millions, left a continent in ruins, and caused many a military leader to reassess... [click here for more]
In 1982, the average Briton didn't know the Falkland Islands existed, let alone their status as a disputed British territory just off the coast of Argentina. That changed when the Argentinians invaded the islands and overwhelmed the small defending force. Both nations claimed the islands were theirs, but now Argentina thought the British would give them up without a fight.
They were wrong.
Britain... [click here for more]
Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill.
Since World War II--beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to the present day--the U.S. armed forces have come increasingly to rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to rapidly move and thereafter support a military operation--anywhere in the world, at any time--has become a foundational... [click here for more]