Profiles From the From Line (Episode 4)

WOW! Mind boggling amounts of  a Taliban munitions cache are recovered from ONE small compound. It takes 20 “jingle trucks” (?) to transport it away from enemy hands.

 Another episode of Profiles. See earlier episodes (1-3) for full description.

Soldiers & one of Afghanistan's poppy feilds


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Historians unravel mystery behind cryptic Lincoln note

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. –  The cryptic note penned by Abraham Lincoln identifies its recipient only as “my dear Sir” and has a small section carefully clipped out.

Who was he writing to and why was a key piece of information later removed so meticulously? Read more

Pancho Villa attacks Columbus, New Mexico: 1916


English: Generals Obregon, Villa and Pershing ...
English: Generals Obregon, Villa and Pershing meet at Ft Bliss, TX (George S Patton behind Pershing and to the right ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Angered over American support of his rivals for the control of Mexico, the peasant-born revolutionary leader Pancho Villa attacks the border town of Columbus, New Mexico. Read more

I am the Flag


Old Glory

I am the flag of the United States of America.

I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.

There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag.

My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, a new nation dedicated to the personal and religious liberty of mankind. Read more