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Letter From MHQ Spring 2009

We know that history tends to repeat itself, that lessons learned by one generation are often unlearned by the next. Nonetheless, I choose to be hopeful that there is growing safety in Paschall’s numbers, that they are a harbinger of a better world. For that to transpire, though, we must lengthen our memories and beware the siren song and awful price of conflict—perhaps, I humbly submit, through the continued and close study of the world’s military history.
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Letter From MHQ: Winter 2009

A close examination of military history across eras inevitably turns up instances where one battle can have mind-boggling and wholly unforeseeable consequences decades, even centuries, in the future. Two...
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Letter from Military History Quarterly – Autumn 2008

Military History Quarterly's new editor, William H. Horne, writes about World War II's East Front, Apache chief Victorio, black troops at New Market Heights, and the trustworthiness of ancient writers' statistics.
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Letter From MHQ – Winter 2008

A Cold War mystery may have been solved. After reading an advance copy of Ed Offley’s new and intriguing Scorpion Down, a heartbreaking story about the 1968 destruction of a U.S. Navy nuclear attack...
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Letter From MHQ – Autumn 2007

A persistent claim made after the latest American difficulty in the Middle East is that Washington’s leaders are unable to foresee Arab reaction to U.S. policy initiatives. History sometimes tells a...
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Letter from Winter 2007 MHQ

For centuries soldiers have used military history to develop a theory of war and principles for planning an armed conflict or campaign. Today’s U.S. Army version of the principles of war has nine tenets...