After the D-Day landings at Normandy and the initial breakthrough of the Nazi-held Western Front, the Allies found themselves needing a significant amount of fuel for their growing number of military vehicles.
The U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it was breaking compliance with the accord that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed by ordering 1,000 more troops to the Middle East.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill.
Locals in the provincial capital of Helmand often show visitors reminders of the days when the Taliban attacked: a bathroom where a rocket hit and killed a co-worker; a house where citizens hid from withering crossfire; a checkpoint built from an old Soviet tank that was almost overrun by the militants.
Amidst rising tensions in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian-made ballistic missile exploded on launch in Yemen yesterday, killing both Houthi militiamen and their Iranian advisors.
What once seemed to be a distant possibility is now in front of us. A series of attacks on tankers in the Persian Gulf area have raised tensions. The United States has accused Iran of being behind the attacks and has recently reinforced its forces in the region. Elements of the White House are known to be advocating strong action. Is conflict ahead?