Peter Maas, contributing writer: "Abandon Ship: The saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis" (Harper Collins)

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

During the end of World War II the U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine. Nine hundred of her survivors endured five nights floating with no drinkable water and swarms of sharks attacking them. Hear their...

20th Anniversary Iran Hostage Release

Monday, Jan 22, 2001 at 1:06 p.m.

Twenty years ago, after 444 days of captivity, Iranian students released the American hostages they had held in the US Embassy in Tehran. A look back at that event, and a look forward at current relations between the two countries.

H. Bruce Franklin: "Vietnam and Other American Fantasies" (Univ. of Massachusetts Press)

Friday, Jan 12, 2001 at 1:06 p.m.

The Vietnam War may be remembered as a mistake, a quagmire, or a noble cause, but it was also a defining event in modern global history. An analysis of the conitnuing impact of the Vietnam War on American culture, from Star Trek to the...

Military Hardware

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2001 at 1:06 p.m.

Many in the defense industry are excited to see the Republicans return to the White House for the first time in eight years. But unlike previous presidential campaigns, this year didn't see much discussion of military spending. A look at...

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