A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AIM

Mon, 6 Sep '21
Command between "ready" and "fire"
Mon, 5 Jul '21
"Ready, ___, fire!"
Sun, 30 May '21
Objective
Sat, 8 May '21
Archery need
Tue, 2 Mar '21
Step between "ready" and "fire"