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USS Scorpion (SSN-589) was a Skipjack-class nuclear-powered submarine of the USN (United States Navy). It was commissioned on July 29, 1960, however, was declared lost on June 5, 1968. It was not at war that time. Brief Background After initial assignments of training and other short operations, Scorpion's home port became Norfolk in 1962 and remained so for...

Iran Iraq war, (1980–88), prolonged military conflict between Iran and Iraq during the 1980s. Open warfare began on Sept. 22, 1980, when Iraqi armed forces invaded western Iran along the countries’ joint border, though Iraq claimed that the war had begun earlier that month, on September 4, when Iran shelled a number of border posts. Iran-Iraq war...

The tunnel rats were American, Australian and New Zealand soldiers who performed underground search and destroy missions during the Vietnam War. Later, similar teams were used by the Soviet Army during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, and the Israel Defense Forces. Vietnam War During the Vietnam War "tunnel rat" became a more or less official specialty for volunteer...

Hanoi Hilton or Hỏa Lò Prison (Vietnamese: hwa᷉ː lɔ̂) was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was sarcastically known to American POWs as the Hanoi Hilton. The prison was demolished during...

If the Soviet-Afghan War was the Soviet Union’s Vietnam, then the famous battle for the Hill 3234 was their own FSB Ripcord. The notorious hill, named for its altitude of 3234 meters, became one of the most glorious symbols of the Soviet war effort. The potential of the successful defense by a small detachment of elite paratroopers against...

The Battle of the Imjin River, also known as the Battle of Solma-ri or the Battle of Xuemali took place 22–25 April 1951 during the Korean War. Forces from People’s, Republic of China attacked UN positions on the lower Imjin River in an attempt to achieve a breakthrough and recapture the South Korean capital Seoul. The attack was...

The AH-64A/D Apache and AH-64E Block III Apache Longbow (renamed Guardian) are four-blade twin-engine attack helicopters manufactured by Boeing. The Apache was originally developed by Hughes Helicopters in the 1970s (first flight on September 30, 1975), however, the company was acquired by McDonnell Douglas in 1984. In 1997, McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing. The latest variant, the...

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