Military History – May 2012 – Table of Contents

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Cover Story
The Balkanized War
By Anthony Brandt
World War II sparked a bitter civil war in Yugoslavia, pitting communist Partisans against royalist Chetniks, and Croatia’s fascist Ustase against both

Emory Upton and the Shaping of the U.S. Army
By Kevin Baker
The Union Army veteran’s tactical doctrine still informs warfare

Portfolio: 1812 Style
Artifacts from its resurgent war with Britain point to a professionalized U.S. Army

Nelson: What Made Him Great?
By Joseph F. Callo
Horatio Nelson was bold and willing to risk all in pursuit of victory

Bloodlands: Baghdad
By Richard A. Gabriel
The embattled Iraqi capital endured 16 wars from 813 to 2003

India’s Blitzkrieg
By Robert M. Citino
Its lightning strike on East Pakistan in 1971 liberated a nation

On the cover: German armored forces roll through the town of Nis, Yugoslavia, in April 1941. (Arthur Grimm/Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz/Art Resource, New York)


War as Population Control, Re-examining Roberts

Museum of the Great War, Fort Edward Skeletons

David Silbey: China’s Boxer Rebellion

By David T. Zabecki
Leonard G. Lomell: The Normandy Ranger

What We Learned…
By Stephan Wilkinson
from the Falklands War

By Edward G. Lengel
Roman Folly at Edessa

Hand Tool
By Jon Guttman
Heinecke Parachute

Power Tool
By Jon Guttman
Studebaker US6

Letter from Military History


Hallowed Ground
By Richard Berleth
Oriskany, New York

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
By Rick Meyerowitz
Secret Weapons of the CIA (Part 3)


Military History Reader Poll:

The successful unification of Yugoslavia by Josip Broz Tito proved the exception in the Balkans. How did he hold it together in his lifetime, and why were his successors unable to do so?


Battle of Trafalgar: Nelson did his duty

Civil War in the Balkans: Yugoslav recollections

Roman-Persian Wars: Roots of the conflict

Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady and the Falklands



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