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  • MHQ

    Six Questions | Author Allen Boyer

    ALLEN BOYER is a former senior appellate counsel in the enforcement division of the New York Stock Exchange. Rocky Boyer’s War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz That Won the War in the Southwest Pacific, to be...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Behind the Lines: Faux Paris, 1918- Construire un autre Paris? Non, c’est...

    But build a second Paris they did, in one of the oddest episodes of World War I. The project was set in motion by the French Ministry of War as a massive decoy to fool German airmen, who had begun bombing Paris seriously in early 1916. By...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    A Study in Terror

    Fifty years ago, a Saigon Special Action Team took the Viet Cong terrorism campaign to a new level by bombing the Capital–Kinh Do Theater. On the evening of Feb. 16, 1964, during the Tet Lunar New Year holiday, about 500 Americans were...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Letter from the Editor- Vietnam February 2014

    A Worthy Opponent General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died in Hanoi on October 4 at age 102, evoked a wide range of emotions from opponents and compatriots alike, but ambivalence was not among them. To some he was a reviled butcher willing to...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Book Review: Fire Base Illingworth

    Fire Base Illingworth: The Epic True Story of Remarkable Courage Against Staggering Odds by Philip Keith, St. Martin’s Press, 2013 Shortly before midnight on the evening of March 31, 1970, ground surveillance radar detected movement in...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Suicide Charlie Hits a Wall of Steel on Hill 110

    A storied Marine rifle company’s mission impossible against an overwhelming enemy force— and ghastly friendly errors. On April 21, 1967, Operation Union I was launched, its objective to find, fix and destroy enemy forces in the Que Son...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Interview with Ron Osgood: To See the War From All Sides Now

    When Ron Osgood decided com- munity college wasn’t for him in 1967, he failed to grasp the consequences until he received his draft notice. His subsequent enlistment in the Navy inadvertently led to his pursuit of a career in television...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Book Review: Team 19 in Vietnam

    Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War by David Millie, University Press of Kentucky, 2013 Americans often forget that they were not the only foreign forces to become involved in the Vietnam War and that the involvement of those...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Book Review: Losing Vietnam

    Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia by Ira A. Hunt Jr., University Press of Kentucky, 2013 Almost 40 years after the April 1975 fall of Saigon the debate continues. On one side the prevailing argument says the struggle in...

  • World War II Magazine

    The Man Who Knew No Fear: General Lucian K. Truscott

    Lucian K. Truscott Jr. had a voice like gravel, a brain for combat, and a heartfelt grasp of the soldiering life...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    North Vietnam’s Big-Unit War and the Man Behind It

    A fierce advocate of offensive battles using large forces, Communist leader Le Duan shaped military strategy throughout the war. In December 1964, the Viet Cong, famous for their hit-and-run guerrilla tactics, overran villages in four...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Grinding to a Halt

    South Vietnam’s 1971 invasion of Laos to cut NVA supply routes was supposed to be a showcase for Nixon’s plan to decrease American involvement in the war, but that all changed when Operation Lam Son 719 came … IN EARLY 1971,...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    The Vinh Window and the Ho Chi Minh Trail

    Code-breakers enabled U.S. spies to peer into the communications centers of the North Vietnamese, but then problems arose. THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE WAR, AMERICAN code-breakers intercepted North Vietnam- ese radio transmissions of planned...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Storms of Steel

    Artillery barrages from U.S. Army fire support bases proved devastatingly effective in both offensive and defensive roles. EARLY IN THE MORNING a large Communist force was about to attack his small camp about 5 kilometers from the...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Letter from the Editor- Vietnam August 2014

    Strong Support for the War Fighters For U.S. troops in Vietnam, fire support bases were like the frontier outposts in the Old West. The difference, one gunner in an artillery battalion said, “was that the Indians who always seemed to be...

  • Wild West Magazine

    June 2017 Readers’ Letters

    Readers share dispatches about "Big Nose Kate" Horony, Texas film stars, Western wolves, Tom Horn and Earp researcher David Cruickshanks...