Vietnam War US Military Buildup

In the dangerous and changing world of the Cold War, a massive military buildup was necessary to prevent the expansion of communism in Southeast Asia, according to the Domino Effect theory. At the end of Dwight D Eisenhower’s second term in Office, the number of American military advisors had been increased to 900, using as […]

ISIS Is a Menace to the Western Civilization

ISIS is an Islamic terrorist group, whose members are characterized by religious fundamentalism, fanatism, and hatred for Christians, Jews, atheists, Israel, and the Western World democratic nations. They advocate Sharia laws, which means women have no rights at all and can be subjected to lapidation and other types of brutalities. “ISIS” stands for Islamic State […]

Airstrikes Against ISIS

The first US bombing raids against ISIS positions in Iraq began in the early hours of August 8, 2014. They were carried out by F/A-18 Hornets scrambled from the USS George H W Bush aircraft carrier deployed in the Persian Gulf. Targets of the first US airstrikes were ISIS artillery positions and strongholds in northern […]

Battle of Gallipoli (Summary)

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The Battle of Gallipoli was a WWI, British, military campaign that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula, East Thrace, Turkey, from April 25, 1915, to January 10, 1916. The main rationale for this Allied invasion of Turkish territory was to open a sea corridor to supply military materiel to Russia, aiding this nation in her […]

F-4 Phantom Bombing Raids in Vietnam

Introduced in late 1960, the F-4 Phantom II was perhaps the most widely used fighter aircraft in Vietnam, carrying out bombing raids in South and North Vietnam throughout the war. The first Phantoms that made sorties in Southeast Asia operated from the flying deck of USS Constallation as bomber escorts, on August 5, 1964, right […]

Helicopters in Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War was the first armed conflict in which the helicopter played a key role, both as a transport and combat aircraft. Taking part in many battles, the US Army and US Marines massively used different types of helicopters throughout the war, from 1960, when the first US military advisers set foot in South […]