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30 Knights Paused a War — to Fight a Battle Royale Death Match
30 Knights Paused a War — to Fight a Battle Royale Death Match
May 17, 2022
In 1351 opposing hosts of medieval knights and squires met on a field—not to settle a war, but to test one another’s mettle
What Is NATO, and Why Is Russia Afraid of It?
What Is NATO, and Why Is Russia Afraid of It?
May 16, 2022
Vladimir Putin called it an existential threat to Russia, but why is Moscow so scared of NATO, and how did it form?
Bayraktar Drone: Ukraine’s Secret Weapon Against Russia
Bayraktar Drone: Ukraine’s Secret Weapon Against Russia
May 16, 2022
The Turkish-made drone has proved a game-changer in Ukraine — and even inspired a song.
The 6 Best Western Histories, According to Wild West
The 6 Best Western Histories, According to Wild West
May 16, 2022
Looking for a primer on Western history? Start with these half dozen
Israel’s Bait-and-Switch: When the IAF Lured Soviet MiGs to Their Destruction
Israel’s Bait-and-Switch: When the IAF Lured Soviet MiGs to Their Destruction
May 13, 2022
In 1970 the Israeli Air Force took a page from Colonel Robin Olds’ 1967 Vietnam War Operation Bolo, luring Soviet-flown MiG-21s into air combat and shooting down five.
Was This the UK’s Worst Spy Failure of World War II?
May 13, 2022
Failure to detect a long-running Abwehr counterintelligence operation cost the SOE numerous secrets—and lives.
Cuban Missile Crisis: How Close America Came to Nuclear War with Russia
Cuban Missile Crisis: How Close America Came to Nuclear War with Russia
May 13, 2022
Archival information about the Cuban Missile Crisis shows just how close we came to nuclear Armageddon