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‘Troy: Fall Of A City’ On Netflix: What’s True And What’s Fiction In Epic 8-Part Series Based On Greek Myth

Netflix action drama set 3,000 years ago and co-produced with the BBC is an all-new retelling of the Trojan War tale — but how much of the story …

The University That Launched a CIA Front Operation in Vietnam

How the friendship between a Vietnamese politician and an American academic led Michigan State University into a vast experiment in nation-building and pulled America deeper into war.<p>Time was, Michigan State University made national headlines mostly with its football and basketball teams. Then, …

M-16: A Bureaucratic Horror Story

Why the rifles jammed<p>Between 1965 and 1969, more than a million American soldiers served in combat in Vietnam. One can argue that they should never have been sent there, but no one would argue that, once committed to battle, they should have been given inferior equipment. Yet that is what happened. …

The Jewish Immigrants Who Helped the U.S. Take on Nazis

They became Americans to fight for freedom and democracy—which meant taking down Hitler and interrogating German POWs.<p>Shortly after the U.S. 3rd Army liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp in April 1945, a 27-year-old intelligence officer named Albert Rosenberg began gathering evidence of the …

What Really Happened to Hitler?

April 1945. The Battle of Seelow Heights is underway. The Allied armies are closing in on Berlin, and the German army has failed to push back both …

Experiments on this infant in 1920 were unethical, but became a staple of psychology text books

Little Albert was made to fear furry animals<p>An eight-month-old baby with rosy cheeks sits in front of a camera. A man appears in the frame and places …

Textbooks

Last surviving witness of Lincoln assassination on 1956 TV game show

I've posted this before, but it popped up again on Open Culture and it's still awe-provoking. On a TV game show in 1956 called I've Got a Secret, …

The Siege of Fray Bentos: the World War One tank heroes who survived 72 hours trapped in No Man's Land

As boys, Richard and John Black would dress up in their grandfather’s medals and tin hat, marching up and down the garden of his Nottingham townhouse, while he laughingly put them through drills.<p>At night, they would watch him by the fire, picking out shrapnel splinters that - even after all those …

World War I: An Overview

World War I commenced in August 1914 after a series of events sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Initially arranged …

World History

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Wednesday.<p><b>1. A Chinese military adviser has warned China to be prepared for war in the Korean Peninsula.</b> Tensions in the region have risen after Kim Jong Un's recent nuclear and satellite tests.<p><b>2. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and Venezuela agreed on</b> …

WRONG GUN: Why The Most Popular Gun For Law Enforcement Is A Mistake - Bearing Arms - Beretta, CZ, Glock, Police, Ruger

The Los Angeles Times has published an editorial this morning that is sure to cause some uncomfortable conversations (and more than a little denial) …

America’s new golden age of black ops: Inside our secret global war abroad

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The U.S. has already launched missions in 105 countries in 2015 — approximately 80 percent of 2014’s total<p>Nick Turse<p>January 25, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>In the dead of night, they swept in aboard V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Landing in a …

Military