Published: July 09, 2009 at 3:48 pm
By Stephen Tanner
Though a tribal-based society, divided as much by ethnicity as by rugged geography, Afghanistan remains a formidable foe to outsiders.
Fallen Timbers, Broken Alliance
By Thomas …
Published: July 03, 2009 at 6:03 pm
From the battlefields of ancient Egypt to modern-day theaters of conflict, logistics has played a crucial though unsung role in warfare.
Published: May 01, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Spymaster in Chief
By Edward G. Lengel
General George Washington's voluminous correspondence reveals his no-holds-barred covert operations against the British.
Stand or Die
By David T. Zabecki
Walton Walker forged the …
Published: April 29, 2009 at 11:34 am
June 6, 2009, marks the 65th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, and all too soon we will lose the remaining eyewitnesses to that pivotal day in history's costliest human conflict
Published: April 29, 2009 at 11:03 am
Vietnam Medevac units, the Phalanx close-in weapons system, James II and Belleau Wood are featured in the June/July 2009 issue of Military History
Published: February 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm
How did John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, compare to such contemporaries as Prince Eugène of Savoy, Claude Louis Hector de Villars and King Charles XII of Sweden?
Published: February 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
Ernest Hemingway, the Duke of Marlborough, the doctrine of mutually assured destruction, Rolls-Royce armored cars, the Battle of Red Cliffs and Robert Capa's images from the Spanish Civil War are featured in the April/May 2009 issue of Military History
Published: February 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm
Readers of Military History express their views on the Spanish Civil War, terrain warfare, the Norden bombsight and "the whole nine yards."
Published: November 26, 2008 at 2:32 pm
The Israel Defense Forces, 1940-41 Louisiana Maneuvers, Baron Johann de Kalb, Philip of Macedon, an American volunteer in the Spanish Civil War, and World War I cigarette cards are featured in the Feb/Mar 2009 issue of Military History
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 …