Published: August 26, 2008 at 11:38 am
Hit the Beach!
By Colonel Joseph H. Alexander
The U.S. Marines drew on the disastrous 1915 landings at Gallipoli to write the book on amphibious warfare
Last of the Vikings…
Published: August 26, 2008 at 10:41 am
Readers of Military History magazine express themselves about Mongols, Muhammad, B.H. Liddell-Hart, Spanish Civil War photos, railroad guns and snipers.
Published: August 26, 2008 at 10:37 am
Victory may turn on covert information—call them shadow facts—that one side knew or did not know at the time, that one side believed to be true or false. It is a hidden dimension of warfare that can prove decisive.
Published: May 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm
Sea Power Visionary
By Joseph F. Callo
John Paul Jones pioneered the projection of sea power a century before the rise of the modern U.S. Navy
Napoléon Takes Command
By Philip …
Published: May 29, 2008 at 12:50 pm
In Defense of 'Cottonclad' Warfare
John C. McManus' article ["The Spirit of New Orleans," May/June] on Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson's often-downplayed 1815 victory was excellent.
The one point on which I respectfully take issue with McManus is his dismissal …
Published: May 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm
What were they thinking? is a valid question when reviewing a campaign, battle or other military maneuver and seeking to understand why the recorded actions were taken. Why did the Persian cavalry fail to attack at Marathon? Why did …
Published: April 29, 2008 at 7:09 pm
May/June 2008 Military History Cover
Cover Story: A Line in the Sand
By David T. Zabecki
Fighting for its very existence during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel routed Syria in one of …
Published: April 29, 2008 at 3:54 pm
On the Last Train to Berlin
The new German currency—the D-mark—was distributed to West Germany on June 20, 1948. It caught the Russians flatfooted, and they were quite upset. Their goal was to get the West out of Berlin, …
Published: February 13, 2008 at 7:48 pm
Churchill Takes Charge [online]
By Williamson Murray
In the summer of 1940, it took just eight weeks for Britain's new prime minister to set the Allies on the road to victory…
Published: February 13, 2008 at 7:47 pm
In his account of the Bay of Pigs fiasco [November] Grayston Lynch may have allowed his loathing of the Kennedy administration to cloud his judgment and recollection. First, there was no official recognition of Castro's "Soviet leanings" by …
Published: February 13, 2008 at 7:43 pm
At the end of the 1954 film The Bridges at Toko-Ri, based on James Michener's novel about combat in Korea, two downed American fliers are trapped in a ditch and killed by Communist soldiers, and the narrator poses an …
Published: December 26, 2007 at 3:45 pm
Joan of Arc
By Kelly DeVries
In 1429 a 17-year-old peasant girl led the French, in the name of God, to long-awaited victories over an English occupation force.
America's Instant Fleet
By Stephan …
Published: December 26, 2007 at 3:43 pm
The Irrepressible Chuck Yeager
[Re. "The Coldest Winter," by David Halberstam, November:] My dad, Harry B. Howell Jr., was a U.S. Air Force captain when he came home from Korea. He was with the 159th Fighter/Bomber Squadron in Seoul.
Published: December 26, 2007 at 3:42 pm
The Right Question
Detective stories have an evergreen popularity that precedes any star power of their protagonists or the suspenseful twists and turns of an ingenious plot. Much of the attraction lies in the illusion that we are witnessing the …
Published: November 16, 2007 at 11:45 am
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Berlin Airlift By Stephan Wilkinson Photos by David Douglas Dunca In early 1948, Soviet troops blockaded land routes to Berlin, spurring the greatest airborne relief operation in history.
The Roman Navy: Master's of …
Published: November 16, 2007 at 11:43 am
Children at War? Not Surpsing
In "Children at War" [September], P.W. Singer described the military training of youngsters like the Hitler Jugend by governments. When I was stationed in the North-West Frontier province of Pakistan with the Pakistan army Special …