Conspiracy of silence: Veterans exposed to atomic tests wage final fight
At least 200,000 U.S. troops participated in atomic tests and cleanup operations during World War II and later in the Pacific Ocean, the Nevada desert, New Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
This is the first part of a three-part series looking at the plight of veterans exposed to atomic radiation testing.READ MORE
Stars and Stripes marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a look at the events held in tribute to the men who fought and died for the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny.READ MORE
Vietnam at 50 - 1968
For years the American brass had dreamed of finding a way to draw Viet Cong guerrillas and the North Vietnamese regulars into big head-on fights. They got what they wanted in 1968.READ MORE
Archive photo of the day
Hue, South Vietnam, February, 1968: Their machine gun mounted on a kitchen table, U.S. Marines take position on a battle-scarred Hue street amid the bloody effort to retake the city during the Tet offensive.
Frederick Douglass: Portraits of a free man
Growing up as a slave in the early 1800s on the eastern shore of Maryland, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey suffered.
He would become Frederick Douglass, one of the most influential African-American figures in history.READ MORE
Cold War plot revealed
For nearly 40 years, Bill Burhans has maintained he wasn’t drunk when, as an Air Force lieutenant colonel driving U.S. military liaisons home from a holiday party in East Germany, he lost control of the car and slammed into a bus.
A Stasi report has come to light that clears his name. But is it too little, too late?READ MORE
Gulf War: 25-year anniversary
"By God we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all!” When President George H.W. Bush finished a speech with those words on March 1, 1991, the U.S. was flush with the completeness of its victory in Iraq
Yet where some saw victory, others saw a job unfinished.READ MORE
Episode 15: Exploring the murky, mysterious world of Russian military contracting
This week we're looking at a private Russian paramilitary force that is a global threat, even though it isn’t formally recognized by its government.
Stars and Stripes: Celebrating 75 years in Europe
During the past 75 years, through stories, photographs and videos, the Stars and Stripes staff has chronicled the history of America’s military in Europe.
Here are some of the moments staff writers have covered, from the mundane to the shocking.READ MORE
A study in perseverance from a World War II veteran
Nineteen-year-old Harold Radish was a Jewish-American prisoner of war in Nazi Germany, living off burnt bread and soup that was split among his cellmates. Vermin were everywhere and lice were potential killers.
He was one of the lucky ones, though.READ MORE