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.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
An American Communist family that had fled to Moscow in the late 1920s, return to America in 1935 but can not bring their 5-year-old son.
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.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?