Military & Espionage

  • Rise of the Hackers A new global geek squad is harnessing cryptography to stay a step ahead of cybercriminals. Watch the program.

  • D-Day's Sunken Secrets Dive teams, submersibles, and robots explore a massive underwater WWII archeological site. Airing June 10 at 9 pm

  • Escape from Nazi Alcatraz A crack team rebuilds a glider that POWs hoped to catapult off the top of Colditz Castle. Airing June 17 at 9 pm

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Military & Espionage in the News


  • The Great War and Modern Memory

    by Paul Fussell

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    by William L. Shirer

  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    by Richard Rhodes

  • The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy

    by David E. Hoffman

  • The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

    by The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

  • Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda

    by Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton

  • The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America

    by James Bamford

  • Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War

    by Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad

  • Spy Satellites and Other Intelligence Technologies That Changed History

    by Thomas Graham Jr. and Keith Hansen

  • Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

    by P.W. Singer

  • The New Face of War: How War Will Be Fought in the 21st Century

    by Bruce D. Berkowitz

  • My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy

    by Kim Philby


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