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Over There

On this day in 1917, some 32 months into the conflict, the United States declared war on Germany; the following December, war was also declared…

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The Royal Air Force

On this day in 1918, precisely 102 years ago, the Royal Air Force (RAF) is formed with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC)…

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The Bloody End of the Vietnam War

On this day in 1973, the last remaining American combat troops pulled out of Vietnam, ending direct US military involvement in the war following the…

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Operation Iraqi Freedom Starts

On this day in 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom is formally commenced against Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist government. The initial invasion involved 21 days of major combat…

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The Tokyo Firebombing

On this day in 1945, the Army Air Corps launches Operation Meetinghouse, generally referred to as the Tokyo Firebombing. The night of March 9-10, 334…

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NATO Peacekeeping in the Former Yugoslavia

On this day in 1994, in NATO’s first military action since its formation, U.S. fighter planes acting under United Nations sanction shoot down four Serbian…

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