Tag Archives: history

Maternal Instinct: Why the Ma Deuce .50 Caliber Machine Gun Still Dominates

The Browning M2 machine gun is one bad mother of a weapon. It packs a punch that few forget, whether… View Article

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The G.I. Forty-Five: Why the M1911 Still Reigns Supreme in Military Units

The M1911 .45 ACP pistol has been called the greatest military handgun ever. In fact, many in the Military question… View Article

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Basics of the AR-15 – Gear Tasting Radio 33

In the last few years, the popularity of the AR-15 has skyrocketed and the options for purchasing one are almost… View Article

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From Company Clerks to Commanders: Why the M-1 Carbine Found Such Extensive Use

During the closing months of the Pacific War, the United States introduced Marines and U.S. Army soldiers to a technological… View Article

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Nike Missile Base SF-88: A Living Cold War Museum in Northern California

In this era of the Global War on Terror, the Cold War seems like a distant memory. For those of… View Article

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Operation Overlord: The Day of Days

“… these men came here – British and our allies, and Americans – to storm these beaches for one purpose… View Article

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Coast to Coast: The Bankhead National Highway and Its Importance in History

With all of our modern conveniences, it’s easy to take simple things for granted. Interstates and highways facilitate quick travel… View Article

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A Brief History of the Office of Strategic Services: America’s First Intelligence Agency

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was formed during World War II as a wartime intelligence agency to organize espionage… View Article

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Squawk Box Broadcast 014: Crazy Military Ideas, The Open Road and Enjoying Nature

The Squawk Box Broadcast aims to highlight a few of the stories that have caught our attention recently. It’s also… View Article

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Military History: Examining the Elite Axis Waffen SS and Finnish Guerrillas

“If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.” – Sun Tzu,… View Article

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