Simo Häyhä was a Finnish shepherd, and one of the deadliest elite snipers in history, if not the deadliest one. With a tally of 542 soldiers wounded, and from those, at least 259 deadly casualties, he was nicknamed “The White Death” by his enemies.
In 1960, at the height of the Cold War era, the US Army developed a secret program named Project Iceworm aimed at constructing a network of movable nuclear missile launch sites beneath the Greenland ice sheet.
Project Iceworm 1960: The Secret Nuclear Tunnels Under Greenland
The Lunik Plot was a CIA operation during the Cold War in which a Soviet Union spacecraft was hijacked at a train station.
Operation Lunik: The CIA’s Plan To Steal A Soviet Spacecraft
The year was 1966. America was at war with Vietnam. Casualties were high on both sides. On America’s end, African Americans suffered disproportionately high casualty rates in Vietnam. In 1965 alone they comprised 14.1% of total combat deaths when they only comprised approximately 11% of the total U.S. population in the same year.
McNamara’s Morons: The Folly of American Foreign Policy