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    MHQ Book Review: Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World

    Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World, AD 1500-1763: Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics Christer Jørgenson, Michael F. Pavkovic, Rob S. Rice, Frederick C. Schneid, and Chris L. Scott, Thomas Dunne Books, 2005, 256 pages,...

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    MHQ Book Review: The Utility of Force

    The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World General Rupert Smith, Knopf, 2007, 416 pages, $30. Frustrated with endless struggles in Iraq, Palestine, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Balkans? General Smith says these...

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    MHQ Book Review: Fighting for the Fatherland

    Fighting for the Fatherland: The Story of the German Soldier From 1648 to the Present Day David Stone, Potomac Books, 2006, 464 pages, $29.95. David Stone, a British military historian, has produced an exhaustive history of the Prussian...

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    MHQ Book Review: MacArthur

    MacArthur Richard B. Frank, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, 198 pages, $21.95. Douglas Macarthur was pointed almost from birth toward military achievement. His father was a general in the Civil War who earned the Medal of Honor. Intelligent and...

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    Showing Too Much of the Horrors of War

    Frank Brangwyn’s realistic portrayals of combat shocked Great Britain’s War Department, but recruiting officers begged him for more. In 1914 newsreels were an infant technology and radio broadcasts had not begun, but the poster was...

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    Blood and Butchery in the Crimea

    Long months spent in the trenches during the siege of Sevastopol convinced a French lieutenant of war’s futility. Charles Duban was born in Dijon, France, in January 1827. His father was a Napoleonic war veteran who had left the army an...

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    The Ultimate Weapon

    Precision-guided munitions have changed the modern battlefield, and in the process created a new American way of war. On March 30, 1972, as American troop strength in Vietnam fell to a seven-year low—well below the hundred-thousand...

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    European Power Projection

    Far from an inexorable march of conquest, Western Europe’s early military forays around the world rode an ebb and flow tide of mercantilism. During the period from 1500 to 1800, the nations of Western Europe burst onto the world stage...

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    The Champagne Campaign

    The meticulously planned invasion of southern France and the unassuming commander who led it were largely overlooked in the wake of the Normandy landings. Operation Anvil, the Allied invasion of southern France during the summer of 1944,...

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    New Light on Ancient Battles

    A careful reading between—or even underneath—the lines can change our interpretation of pivotal military engagements. From the vantage point of the 21st century, the seemingly remote historical events of ancient Greece appear...

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    The Year Air Power Came of Age

    In 1917 over Flanders fields, a fundamental shift in the airplane’s role signaled its ascendancy as a deadly offensive weapon. The air campaign over Flanders in 1917 represents a watershed in the development of air power. While aerial...

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    Fighting Words: Cold War Terms

    The Cold War incident described in Ed Offley’s “Buried at Sea” is but one of many in- stances of deception during that period. The particular cat-and-mouse game played by submarines acquired the name on the “cowboys and Indians”...

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    Ask MHQ: Could France Have Stopped the Nazis?

    Q: If the Germans had gone with their first plan rather than the revised thrust through the Ardennes in 1940, could the French forces have stopped them, given the relative strengths of both sides? John Looby Manchester, England A: After...

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    MHQ Letters from Readers- Winter 2008

    Fine Summer Reading Some twenty years ago, I discovered MHQ and thought all my birthdays had come at once: a great variety of historical stories on a wide range of subjects, with the hallmark of the magazine being its learned articles on...

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    MHQ Book Review: Victory in War

    Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Military Policy William C. Martel, Cambridge University Press, 2007, 447 pages, $35. With our military forces fighting in a war that has stretched over six years in Afghanistan and already passed the...

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    MHQ Book Review: God’s Terrorists

    God’s Terrorists: The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad Charles Allen, Da Capo Press, 2006, 349 pages, $26.95. Charles Allen, best known for solid narratives of the British experience in India intended for general...