Marking the first use of a forward artillery observer, hot air balloons were an effective method of gathering intel during the US Civil War.
Delta Force soldiers were at it again in a June 2004 raid of a compound in Ramadi, Iraq, where four hostages were being held.
An unarmed man doesn’t mean your life isn’t in danger — four cases illustrate why.
The mission entitled 'Jawbreaker' was designed to target terrorist groups like the Taliban and connect the US with the Afghan Northern Alliance.
Learn about how the Trojan Horse became one of the most successful special ops missions in history, resulting in the fall of Troy.
After deploying from a MC-130 transport plane, Navy SEALs freed two hostages and killed every one of the nine kidnappers in Somalia.
The French Resistance played a critical role in World War II with its revolutionary guerrilla warfare tactics and effective sabotaging.
Expected to be a two-day operation, Operation Anaconda ended up lasting two weeks and proved to be more costly and difficult than expected.
After being taken hostage in Baghdad, American Roy Hallums was freed by Delta Force members after 10 months of captivity.