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    Ask MHQ: Did Stalin Plan to Attack Hitler in 1941?

    Q: Was Josef Stalin planning to attack Adolf Hitler in 1941, which would explain the Red Army’s forward deployment? David Van Horn Brooklyn Center, Minn. A: Was Stalin planning a preemptive strike against Hitler in 1941? An article by...

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    MHQ Letter from the Editor- Summer 2008

    “Strategy is what Generals do.” That quote, often credited to the celebrated military writer Basil H. Liddell, may have been true when he said it. But today it could not be more wrong. No one knew that better than the founding editor...

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    MHQ Letters from Readers- Summer 2008

    Another Franklin Hero When I read the article “Big Ben’s Fight for Life” (Spring 2008), I was reminded of the letters from Dad when he was on the USS Franklin. He was a thirty-three-year-old seaman /gunner’s mate assigned to...

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    Artists | The Big Picture

    Commissioned to memorialize the 1st Canadian Division’s heroic stand at Ypres in 1915, Richard Jack delivered on a grand scale...

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    MHQ Book Review: The Second Battle of the Marne

    The Second Battle of the Marne By Michael S. Neiberg. 217 pp. Indiana University Press, 2008 $27.95 Michael S. Neiberg, a history professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, is emerging as a leading scholar of World War I. Having...

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    All Quiet Along the Potomac

    Our lexicographer considers some quotations associated with leading Civil War commanders. Great military leaders commanded on both sides in the American Civil War, and their exploits and achievements have been well documented. Some of them...

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    Developing the Fire Team

    Various nations explored ways to deploy automatic rifles before the cosmopolitan fire team found a permanent home in the U.S. Marine Corps. For more than half a century, the rifle squads of the U.S. Marine Corps have been organized with a...

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    VIDEO: Remembering the USS Indianapolis on the Anniversary of its Sinking

    The USS Indianapolis was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on November 15, 1932. The ship served with honor from Pearl Harbor through the last campaign of World War II, sinking in action two weeks before the end of...

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    In the Dark and Out of Luck

    Modern American intelligence gathering, not yet a science, can still leave military forces lost in the fog of war. Out of a blinding snowstorm burst an unexpected host of panzer divisions, attacking a weakly held front in the last major...

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    Can the Counters Be Counted On?

    Despite biased historians and few primary sources, the numbers in the ancients’ battle tales are surprisingly reliable. In 256 the navies of the Carthaginian and Roman republics confronted each other within sight of Cape Ecnomus on the...

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    Needless Valor

    At New Market Heights, a Union general orders an attack that makes heroes and martyrs of his black troops. Some eight miles southeast of Richmond rises a short chain of hills. Known as New Market Heights, this high ground figured...

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    The Battle for Little York, 1813

    The first American amphibious operation gave a young general his chance at military fame. The young general stood on the quarterdeck of the corvette USS Madison and scanned the shoreline, where his destiny slowly came into view. The first...

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    Heraclius Brings Persia to Its Knees

    One general preserved the Eastern Roman Empire for seven more centuries, crushing the Sassanids and creating a governing system that blunted the spread of Islam. At the dawn of the seventh century, what remained of the Eastern Roman Empire...

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    Death of the Wehrmacht

    In 1942, the German Army, turning one last time to its traditional Prussian tactics of maneuver, met its end. That 1942 was the turning point of World War II is one of those “facts” that everyone knows. Like much of the received wisdom...

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    How the West Wasn’t Won

    Henry Hopkins Sibley had an audacious plan to vault the Confederacy to victory in the Civil War...

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    How the Rough Riders Got Their Name

    One of Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite reporters wrote the definitive account back in the 1920s, but his memoir of the episode was never published—until now...