Black Jack Pershing
By Kevin Baker
The epic career of John J. Pershing—from lieutenant to General of the Armies—mirrored the U.S. Army’s rise to global power.
Portfolio: An Army from Scratch
Stereoscopic images show the making of the American Expeditionary Force.
Big Win at Saratoga
By Geoffrey Norman
The 1777 British surrender was the Revolution’s turning point.
Hessians: The Best Armies Money Could Buy
By Dennis Showalter
When German states went into the soldier business.
Women in War
By John A. Lynn
In early modern Europe, women made armies workable.
Ronald Arkin: Building Trust in Combat Robots
What We Learned…
When is war justified?
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Blowgun / SPAD VII
Letter From Military History
Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
Nesting Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Photo Gallery: General John “Jack Black” Pershing
Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Hlobane
Benedict Arnold at the Battle of Saratoga
Napoleonic War: Women at Waterloo
The American Revolution has about as many “decisive battles” as there were colonies, but Saratoga may be most worthy of the title. Why? Or why not?