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Where Al-Qaeda Began: 48 Photos From The Soviet-Afghan War

Where Al-Qaeda Began: 48 Photos From The Soviet-Afghan War

The events that transpired during the war would yield effects that the world continues to deal with today.
Ernest Hemingway Was A Soviet Spy, Ex-CIA Author’s New Book Claims

Ernest Hemingway Was A Soviet Spy, Ex-CIA Author’s New Book Claims

According to one former Marine and CIA officer, Ernest Hemingway worked for both US and USSR intelligence during and after World War II.
This Week In History, Mar. 19 – 25

This Week In History, Mar. 19 – 25

The true story of Pocahontas, tourists headed to the Titanic, Jesus' tomb reopens, Cold War nuclear footage declassified, Lindbergh baby case detective unmasked.
That Time Cold War Britain Patented A Flying Saucer

That Time Cold War Britain Patented A Flying Saucer

On March 21, 1973, the British Patent Office issued Patent No. 1,310,990 – British Rail's own design for a flying saucer with artificial gravity, a laser-induced fusion engine, and space on board for dozens of passengers.
U.S. Government Declassifies Cold War Footage Of Some Of History’s Largest Nuclear Tests

U.S. Government Declassifies Cold War Footage Of Some Of History’s Largest Nuclear Tests

Though only tests, some of the very explosions depicted here in fact resulted in devastating human and environmental casualties.
This Week In History, Feb. 19 – 25

This Week In History, Feb. 19 – 25

Donner Party rescue, the first New Yorker issue, the Iwo Jima flag raising, Malcolm X's assassination, and a Cold War nuclear test.
24 Unsettling Before And After Photos From Operation Doorstep

24 Unsettling Before And After Photos From Operation Doorstep

These little-seen photos reveal a secret Cold War test conducted by the U.S. government to show what nuclear holocaust would look like.
“The World Is Preparing For War,” Former Soviet Leader Says

“The World Is Preparing For War,” Former Soviet Leader Says

In a recent op-ed, Mikhail Gorbachev warns against the growing global militarization and calls for outlawing war.
Trump Wants A Nuclear Arms Race

Trump Wants A Nuclear Arms Race

Trump calls for the U.S. to expand its arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.
How Vodka Shaped The Course Of Russian History

How Vodka Shaped The Course Of Russian History

The surprising ways in which the "water of life" has helped determine Russia's religious, political, and economic fate for hundreds of years.
What We Loved This Week, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

What We Loved This Week, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, and many others circa their kindergarten days.