Get a better look at the Old State Department Building during the Civil War with this amazing photo. Click on it for some amazing details and find out why there are a large number of wooden boxes at the main entrance to the building.
See the oldest known photo of the U.S. Department of State, taken in 1857. Learn more about the old State Department building before it was located in Foggy Bottom and even before it was located in the State, War, and Navy Building next to the White House.
This 1968 Washington Post article by Mike Causey is an amusing look at the rat problem in the State Department. Learn about the 'Rat Patrol East' and the 'GSA counter-rate team' tasked with dealing with the rodents!
Unsolved to this day, the 1973 assassination of Colonel Yosef Alon rocked the normally peaceful, suburban community of Bethesda, MD. Learn more about this unsolved mystery and the nationwide surveillance procedure put in place in response.