11 Jan 2018
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Letters and Interviews
Before the Pentagon
Where the armed forces leadership conducted operations before the building of the Pentagon, and why it was so necessary.
Behind the Pentagon
The need, concept, design, and development of what would become the Pentagon.
The Story of Building a Building
While the Pentagon was built in record time, many difficulties had to be overcome in its siting and construction.
Statistics and Secrets of an American Icon
Details, facts, and figures about an iconic building and symbol of American defense.
The Creation of the Modern Department of Defense
A look at the National Security Act of 1947, which restructured the United States government's military and intelligence agencies following World War II, including merging the War and Navy Departments, the creation of an independent U.S. Air Force, and the creation of the position of Secretary of Defense.
The Evolution of Military Leadership in the Pentagon
A study of the evolution of American military leadership, from the Combined Chiefs of Staff formed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II, through the formation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the changes in responsibilities and organization through to today.
America's Military Women
The Pentagon has been at the tip of the spear when it comes to breaking the glass and brass ceiling.
The Pentagon’s 9/11 First Responders
This feature article draws from the recollections of those who responded to the attack on the Pentagon, telling the story of rescue efforts and battling the flames within the building.
The Phoenix Project
The amazing story of how the section of the Pentagon damaged on Sept. 11 was rebuilt and returned to service in less than a year.
The Pentagon Memorial
A description and explanation of the Pentagon Memorial, its design, and the thought and planning behind this first national 9/11 memorial.
Secretary of Defense Biographies
United States Armed Forces
A look at the historical importance, importance today, and details of each of the U.S. armed services.