The Mariana Islands are located 1,500 miles from Japan in the Central Pacific. In 1944 this proximity made them strategically important to the U.S. war effort. The U.S. Army Air Forces wanted to use the islands as launching pads for B-29 bomber attacks on Japanese targets. The islands were also crucial for the Japanese, who had 30,000 troops stationed on the island of Saipan to stop the American advance.
The story of the dramatic post-World War II tribunal that brought Nazi leaders to justice and defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest and bloodiest single battle American soldiers ever fought.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.