Achilles: Broze Age Warrior
By Barry Straus
The hero of Homer’s Iliad may have been a remarkably
accurate portrayal of a daring raider in 1200 B.C.
The Archangel Michael, Here and Everywhere
By Rick Atkinson
The battle for San Pietro Infine was a microcosm of the Italian campaign—a brutal uphill struggle with horrendous casualties that ended only after the Germans melted away to the next hillside village.
Unveiling World War II’s Greatest Spy
By David Khan
The two-year quest to pin down his identity took passion, perseverance, and a bit of luck.
With No Thoughts of Aggression
By Thos. Davis
Woodrow Wilson justified the invasion of Veracruz by stating that it was necessary to “maintain the dignity and authority of the United States,” but the real easons
had more to do with protecting American interests south of the border.
Collecting the Horrors of War
By John Dinan
Not your average bubble gum cards, a stark series featuring gruesome depictions of combat includes some of the most improbable collector cards of all time.
The Small Dragon Strkes
By John Prados
The battle between the French and Communists for control of Hanoi sparked Vietnam’s decades-long national nightmare.
The Tragic Pursuit of Total Victory: Germany’s Unrelenting Offensive That Lost WWI
By William J. Astore
Hindenburg and Ludendorff relied on martial spirit for a final push on the Western Front, with disastrous results.
Red River War: Last Uprising in the Texas Panhandle
By Robert M. Utley
Consigned to reservations, with their way of life threatened, the Cheyennes and Comanches protested the only way they knew how.
The Father of West Point
By Thomas Fleming
The U.S. Military Academy was as ineffective as the peacetime army when Colonel Sylvanus Thayer arrived in July 1817, but he left it with a reputation for imparting character as well as knowledge.
Letter From MHQ
Letters to the Editor
Concerning responses to Viking raids
By Richard Hall
Tactical Exercise: Hussars at the Gates of Berlin
By Arnold Blumberg
Fighting Words: Terms from Military History
By Christine Ammer
Our lexicographer considers terms arising during World War II, and in the postwar era.
Reviews of Graham A. Cosmas’ The United States Army in Vietnam: MACV: The Joint Command in the Years of Escalation, 1962-1967 and Peter J. Heather’s The Fall of the Roman Empire.
World War I: The Belfort Ruse
Sparta: The Fall of the Empire
Mexican Revolution: Battle of Celaya