Kursk : The Genesis of Putin’s Post-Soviet Russia

On 12 August 2000, an explosion in the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk tore through the forward torpedo compartment, crippling the boat and sending her to the bottom of the Barents Sea during a large-scale naval exercise. The disaster occurred at perhaps one of the most critical junctures in post-Soviet Russia. Indeed, the Kursk disaster itself […]

America’s First Aircraft Carrier (CV-1) USS Langley

America’s First Aircraft Carrier : The Story of the USS Langley CV-1 America’s First Aircraft Carrier : The Story of the USS Langley CV-1 USS Langley(CV-1) the legendary “covered wagon” was the first US aircraft carrier ever built, commissioned in March of 1922. She was converted from a commercial coal carrier ship, the Jupiter, in […]