On the evening of 10 September 2001, it seemed like just any other night.  Parents tucked their children into bed, businessmen and women prepped for their presentations the next morning, families enjoyed just another meal together, and all seemed relatively right in the world.  For ~3,000 Americans, this would beContinue Reading

The article listed below is what I like to call, evidence of education through trial and error.  This was composed my second year of undergrad – at a university that offered no military history courses and barely afforded any honor or homage to the military profession.  It has a sisterContinue Reading

The B-29 bomber has worked it’s way into the annals of history through various means.  It was a B-29 that set dozens of flight length records between 1948 and 1952, and it was the B-29 to function as the first dedicated reconnaissance platform and the first airborne refueling platform.  However,Continue Reading

It was an unfathomable decision to make. The president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was presented with a way to possibly end the war in the Pacific which would have dire consequences for thousands or even millions of people. What was worse was that if he chose theContinue Reading

The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program was born out of a 1993 requirement by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  The requirement established the launch of Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter (CALF) program that put forth a proposition for DoD aircraft to unify airframes across all branches.  This was hardly unprecedented,Continue Reading