The Bay of Pigs invasion is one of the best examples of an unsuccessful military operation, but it also pointed out how the scale of international diplomacy could be altered simply by way of invasion. As we all know, the Bay of Pigs led to the Cold War and a brittle relationship still somewhat present among Russia, Cuba, and the United States. While maps themselves didn't necessarily alter in this instance, the true nature of diplomatic and political incentive took root. The 20th Century experienced a plentitude of these exchanges, effectively redrawing the world, and creating alterations forever engrained in history, some of which are disputed still to this day.
You can have the mightiest of soldiers, the most weaponized battleship, the more adequate position, or even the most elite leader, but that doesn’t always win you the battle, let alone the war itself. Brawn can only get you so far, but brains—that’s how you leap into the minds of your enemies and tear them apart from the inside out. This is how some of the most important wars in human history were won, by using the enemy's mindset of victory against them and by making the opposition believe in a total farce. Much of Sun Tzu's The Art of War, one of many books recommended by the US military for aspiring soldiers, discusses this very attribute in warfare, which is the creation of a fictitious diversion in the hopes that your enemy falls victim to one of two things: hubris or stupidity.
While some people may want you to cool it with your iPhone addiction, there's much and more in store for the device's future. Augmented reality, most commonly referred to as simply AR, has paved the way for the future of how we look into our phones, and thence see reality in various new and engaging forms. It's not just used for gaming; AR has now been conformed to the areas of house designing, weather tracking, fitness, and much more. If you thought utilizing AR on any iOS device couldn't get better, well I've got some news for you. Thanks to Apple's introduction of the ARKit, more and more augmented reality apps have sprouted into existence and are creating greater AR experiences for stimulation, production, engineering, and performance unlike anything you've ever seen.
With such controversies as Monica Lewinsky, Benghazi, and John McCain's inclusion among the "Keating Five," we come upon a slippery slope in American self-interests when realizing that America isn't the best place in the world. Suffice it to say, America has had more internal issues than most other countries, besides the UK or Russia, for that matter. Over the past 50 years, in themselves, have shown a good quantity of sex scandals, money laundering, and plain old political tyranny, most of which we might have never know even existed.
As interesting as it can be boring, history has its moments. Thanks to the History Channel, a host of these most memorable and historical moments have been reimagined and catalogued in various original series, showing the vast amounts of our past that we often forget. These can include little known facts you've heard about WWII, controversies about the ancients, or mystical mysteries on the Bible still left unanswered.
It's finally time. To stand, to escape, to prosper; whatever it may be that drives them, the prisoners of war epitomized among the following war movies take charge like never before. When it comes to crafting a true story on the silver screen, or simply engineering your own fiction on the imprisonment of soldiers, humanity itself is by far the most poignant theme that must be expressed throughout.