The Northern Flank D+15 (24 July, 1987) Part IV

Following the series of probes and feints on the previous day, the littoral waters of the North Cape region took on an increasing amount of prominence for the Soviet Red Banner Northern Fleet and AFNORTH’s Naval Forces Northern Norway (NAVNON). The renewed attention was brought on by separate realizations by naval commanders of both sides …

The Northern Flank D+15 (24 July, 1987) Part III

Through the morning and early afternoon, it was becoming clear the anticipated Soviet attack on Banak had been either delayed or cancelled altogether. The Royal Marines from 3rd Commando Brigade who secured the airbase initially had been reinforced with additional troops from that brigade, along with US Marines from the 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade. The …

Arabian Peninsula/Persian Gulf D+15 (24 July, 1987) Part I

0015- The 328th Guards Airborne Regiment surrenders. In accordance with the agreement reached between the US and Soviet commanders, the Soviet paratroopers will be processed and interned as prisoners of war. US troops will be solely responsible for the welfare of the prisoners. CENTCOM has issued strict orders forbidding the Saudis from taking any role …

Happy New Year!

Well, we made it through 2020. A little over 12 hours ago the page turned from 2020 to 2021. Here's hoping that the new year will bring a little more normalcy, and happiness for everyone. Lord knows we can all use it after the past ten months or so. I'd like to wish everyone a …