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Robert Mugabe is dead at last! Let's hope that the people of Zimbabwe can expunge his putrid legacy and restore their country to peace, justice, and prosperity.

On This Day In History: The Munich Massacre of 1972

At 4:30 a.m. local time on the 5th of September 1972 eight tracksuit-clad members of  the 'Black September' Palestinian terrorist group - carrying duffel bags loaded with AKM assault rifles, Tokarev pistols, and grenades - scaled a two-meter chain-link fence leading into the Munich Olympic Village and took 11 members...

Japanese vs. American Paratroops in the Philippines

The Imperial Japanese Army developed an airborne paratroop force in the late 1930s, but the program did not receive much attention by the Imperial General Headquarters until review of the success of similar German paratroop units during the Blitzkrieg of 1940 and the capture of Crete in 1941. Japanese Army...

Earn Your Jump Wings with the MFTS

Thanks to our friends at SPARTANAT.com we can bring you this special report. Article originally published in German language on SPARTANAT.com For many people, learning to jump out of a completely functional aircraft is either a dream to pursue by joining the military - or just remaining an impossible dream....

Friday Foto – National Airborne Day

August 16, 1940, marks the date of the first official U.S. Army parachute jump at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Although the US lagged behind other nations in the development and deployment of Airborne Forces, US airborne units went on to fight valiantly on every front in WWII, and were critical to...

Operation Dragoon 75 – Dispatch from the Front

Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France, was originally supposed to be launched simultaneous to the invasion of Normandy - thus catching the Nazi forces in France and Western Europe between the horns of a two-pronged assault. However, due to there not being enough ships, aircraft, crews, and materiel to...

Operation Dragoon 75

Today, 75 years ago:  August 15, 1944. U.S. paratroopers from the 517th PIR patrol a road after landing in Southern France during Operation Dragoon. Operation Dragoon (initially Operation Anvil) was the code name for the Allied invasion of Southern France on 15 August 1944. The operation was initially planned to be...

Operation Dragoon 75th Anniversary

This week marks the 75th anniversary of  Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of Provence, on August 15, 1944 - just two months after the famous Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6. The invasion involved 400,000 troops from the US, France (including from former colonies), Britain, and Canada. The assault was...

Rheinmetall’s New 60mm Mortar for Infantry and Special Forces

Compact, lightweight mortars help light infantry and special operations forces bring indirect fire support to wherever and whenever it's needed. Dropping mortar shells on top of entrenched opponents at distances beyond which they can lay down suppressive fire with small arms also enables light forces to gain a tactical battlefield advantage. ...