by Geoffrey Perret
Experience gained fighting the Japanese and Chiang Kai-shek helped a dynamic military leader take on the United States twice, to victory and a draw.
BANKROLLING THE BATTLE OF YORKTOWN
by Barbara A. Mitchell
Gold and silver from Havana enabled Washington’s troops to trap Lord Cornwallis.
ANY MEASURE WHICH MAY BEST SUBDUE THE ENEMY
by James M. McPherson
Abraham Lincoln assumed numerous presidential powers not specified in the U.S. Constitution.
TESTING THE ‘MYSTERY OF THE ENGLISH’
by Gervase Phillips
During the mid-sixteenth-century siege of Boulogne, a French commander determined to disprove the long-held belief that Englishmen were superior soldiers.
RETURN TO ARNHEM
by Sidney Urquhart
A British Airborne Corps intelligence officer raised serious questions about Operation Market-Garden, but was dismissed days before the invasion failed.
ROME’S BARBARIAN MERCENARIES
by David G. Frye
Surrounded by enemies, the Romans increasingly relied on barbarians to fill their legions’ depleted ranks—with disastrous consequences.
THE PERFECT FAILURE
by John Prados
Forty-five years later, it’s still unclear who deserves the blame for the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
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by Jonathan North
Tactical Exercise: Clubbed Victory at Queenston Heights
by Robert Malcomson
Artists On War: Portraying Maneuvers and Mock Battles
By Peter Harrington
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by Christine Ammer