Published: December 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm
As military theorist Carl von Clausewitz succinctly put it, “War is the province of chance.”
Published: October 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm
In 1917 Australian horsemen made one of the last—and most successful—cavalry charges of World War I
Published: October 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm
Victory in battle is one thing, but can there be clear-cut victory in the shadowy, ongoing war on terror?
Published: October 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm
As director of the Center of Military History, Robert J. Dalessandro is responsible for preserving and relating the peacetime and wartime history of the U.S. Army, a job the retired colonel takes very seriously.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 11:43 am
Readers' letters in the January 2014 issue of Military History sound off about W. Eugene Smith's iconic 1944 image of a U.S. Marine on Saipan, reasons for the fall of Rome, and the 1940 sinking of RMS Lancastria, Britain's worst maritime disaster.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:55 am
Paul Kennedy's book Engineers of Victory looks at the critical contribution engineering and multidisciplinary coordination made toward Allied victory in World War II.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:40 am
In Wrong Turn professor and U.S. Army Colonel Gian Gentile argues that counterinsurgency warfare remains ineffective as a dominant strategy.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:21 am
In Going for Broke author James McCaffrey presents the full World War II history of the highly decorated, largely Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:10 am
In this latest iteration of History: Legends of War you assume the role of General George S. Patton in the European theater of World War II.
Published: September 08, 2013 at 5:43 pm
How seven bumbling terrorists nearly failed to carry out the 1914 murder in Sarajevo that sparked a global conflict
Published: September 08, 2013 at 5:22 pm
In his new book Command and Control, author Eric Schlosser looks at the safety of the nation's nuclear arsenal, with a focus on the 1980 accident at a Titan II missile silo in Damascus, Ark.
Published: September 08, 2013 at 4:47 pm
Readers' letters in the November 2013 issue of Military History sound off about the fall of Rome, the 1983 invasion of Grenada, wartime newspaper headlines, the rules of war and the 1950 Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:39 pm
The starting guns of war may sound out clearly, but the causes that lead to combat are often more complicated and random.
Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:28 pm
In Armor and Blood longtime Military History contributor Dennis Showalter takes in the full scope of the massive World War II tank clash on the Kursk salient.
Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Cathryn Prince recounts the wartime loss of the Nazi passenger liner Wilhelm Gustloff, with history's greatest loss of life in a single ship sinking, in Death in the Baltic.
Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:08 pm
In A Generous and Merciful Enemy historian Daniel Krebs looks at the important cultural and economic role German prisoners of war played during and particularly after the American Revolution.