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Big Boom! A Desperate Race for Intelligence!

(1) Putting conspiracy aside for just a moment, the facts remain that post-World War II, the United States found itself in a desperate race with the Soviet Union on many fronts. One of the most important was atomic weapons. Each of the players struggled to stay on top, with new technologies and strategies to keep … Continue reading »

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A Corona, a Discoverer, and the Battle with the Bear!

Hi all, Real quick, I wanted to post up a great topic I’ve been searching, with the promise of more to come!  School will be starting once again and I will be able to post up a bit more regularly. ————————– With the emergence of the Russian Bear this week, the Cold War is seemingly … Continue reading »

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Blown! The Bridge, The Spy, and “The War To End All Wars”

Well, I’m back.  This summer is shaping up to be a busy one, probably your summer is also.  It seems there is never enough time to finish all that needs to be done and my poor blog is suffering.  Thank you dear reader for hanging in there and continuing to stop by.  I have so … Continue reading »

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Separated At Birth? Archangels and Habus!

I was surfing around the Internet today and came across some interesting stuff on two aircraft that if you didn’t know better, you would think are the same. Ok, so look at this one: (1) Now, check this one out: (2) Yikes! Hard to tell the difference, huh? The top aircraft is the SR-71, while … Continue reading »

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Tries, Spies, and Lies: Washed Up Into Operation Mincemeat!

By 1943, the Allies had already set in motion the coming destruction of the Axis powers. With the collapse of the African front, and the main invasion of Europe not scheduled until 1944, the next series of planned operations centered on the invasion of Sicily. “Operation Husky”, as it was called, would enable control of … Continue reading »

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Fake Money and Hot Lead: The Historical Secret Service Origins

From the 1800’s through today, the United Secret Service continues it’s mission of protecting the President as well as investigating all sorts of financial fraud such as counterfeiting. Although it’s best known for the protection aspect, the other mission of the Secret Service is just as vital. In today’s post, we’ll talk about the origins, … Continue reading »

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Astronauts, Tuffy and Sabotage: A Brief Glimpse of the Project Known as Sealab!

Unfortunately, it seems the sixties are remembered mostly for the big movements in history, including Vietnam, Woodstock, Baby Boomers, and the Apollo Space Program.  However, during these years, a lot was going on that have seemingly been forgotten today.  One of these is the Sealab series of experiments, conducted by the United States Navy. (1) … Continue reading »

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No whiskey, no tires, no gas, but spies, lotsa spies! Here we go again!

I can’t help but get a chuckle sometimes when folks today complain about the regulation of the government on our daily lives. Granted, they do have a point, but from my perspective, compared to daily life during the World War II, it’s nothing…… Imagine everyone today having ration cards, no cars being produced, few, if … Continue reading »

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