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  • Showdown on the Rio Grande

    On May 13, 1846, the U.S. Congress declared war on Mexico, unaware American troops had already fought and won two battles...

  • Why Hannibal Lost

    The Carthaginian commander ruled the battlefield but never understood his role in the broader political struggle...

  • The Man and the Legend

    Pierre Ortiz served honorably in the French Foreign Legion and U.S. Marine Corps but entered into legend as a European operative of the Office of Strategic Services...

  • Death of a Nation

    In the 1860s a South American war of empire pitted the Triple Alliance of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay against tiny Paraguay—with disastrous results for the latter...


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Military History magazine presents land, naval & air warfare from ancient times to the late 20th century. Military History is the nation’s oldest and most popular war magazine devoted to the history of warfare. Topics include naval history, army, infantry and foot soldiers from all branches of the military. Each issue contains incisive accounts from top military writers and historians who take a fresh look at our nation's military heritage: the commanders, campaigns, battles, and weapons that made history.