Their Marine Corps designation was VMF-214, but for millions of people around the world, they will always be remembered by the name they gave...

In World War II, the U.S. Merchant Marine played a crucial role in every theater of war. Without them, without the bridge of...

Why was a cat recruited to spy for the CIA during the Cold War? What led President Roosevelt to approve the development of...

This is one of the most overlooked chapters of World War II. This is the story of the 1st Air Commandos and their top-secret...

How did the United States find itself embroiled in Vietnam - fighting a war that lasted more than a decade and cost more than...

America’s post World War II euphoria was shattered in the summer of 1950, when North Korean communist forces invaded democratic South Korea. The Korean...

The worldwide race to build the atomic bomb involved scientists, soldiers and spies. With a price tag of two billion dollars, it was a...

From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, advances in medicine and technology have allowed many more soldiers to survive injuries that used to...

In the summer of 1942, in the dead of night, eight Nazi saboteurs landed by submarine on the eastern shores of the United States. Sent...

In July 2004, our War Stories documentary team returned to Iraq to cover what everyone hoped would be the beginning of the end of...

After a shaky victory in North Africa during the dark days of World War II, the Allies debated where to launch their next offensive....

Say "D-Day" and most people will think of the Normandy invasion in June of 1944. But many remarkable amphibious landings played out during...

On that morning of June 6th 1944, the waters of the English Channel along Omaha Beach ran red with the blood of those who...

For the sailors, airmen and Marines who survived it, the epic Battle of Midway in June 1942 is forever seared in their memories. ...

It was called MacArthur's masterstroke – a daring amphibious assault – deep behind enemy lines – and it changed the course of the Korean...

The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" and B-24 "Flying Boxcar" dropped more than a million tons of bombs over Nazi targets in Europe from 1942...

They infiltrated Hitler’s Third Reich. In the Cold War they penetrated the Iron Curtain. There are thousands of nameless and faceless men...

It was the spring of 1940. While America nervously watched, Adolf Hitler unleashed his Nazi armies upon the world. With little trouble, the military...

Medical personnel who are at the side of every injured soldier, sailor, airman and Marine are often overlooked in the annals of war. Ask...

On April 1, 1945, soldiers and Marines began landing on Okinawa as the Allies in Europe closed on Berlin. As the reign of Hitler’s...

He was a small man from small town Missouri, who spent the first six decades of his life toiling in relative obscurity, but Harry...

On April 18, 1942, barely four months after Americans were rocked by the news of the Pearl Harbor attacks, 16 specially modified B-25 bombers...

In 1939, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler unleashed his legions — some two million strong — on neighboring Poland, catapulting the world into a six-year...

Mexican drug cartels are fighting for supremacy along our 2,000 mile-long border. Since December 2006, more than 11,000 people have been murdered by the...

With their trademark of a fierce and determined bee carrying hammer in one hand and a Tommy gun in the other, no other branch...

During World War II, Eastern Europe was often called “the lands between”, a region defined by its vulnerability to shifts in power between its...

“We have met the enemy and they are us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s twist on Oliver Hazard Perry’s famous line is a fitting sentiment for...

"Knowledge is power," wrote the English philosopher Sir Francis Bacon. And that's the essence of what spying is all about, attaining information, and therefore,...

The Italian town of Anzio, located on the Mediterranean Sea, was the birthplace of Roman Emperors Caligula and Nero. A tranquil agricultural area in...

More than 70 years after the Battle of Iwo Jima, questions still remain and controversies still rage. The battleground in Japan is where...