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  • Military History, MH Interviews

    Casey Sherman & Michael Tougias: U-2s Over Cuba

    In their book Above & Beyond authors Casey Sherman and Michael Tougias relate the exploits of U-2 pilots over Cold War Cuba...

  • MHQ Magazine

    MHQ Letters from Readers- Summer 2009

    Naming Names in 1812 I have to question the use of the term “Republican” to describe the U.S. congressional majority party of 1812, more commonly called the Democratic-Republicans in Stephen Budiansky’s “Giant Killer,” Spring...

  • Military History Magazine

    The End Was Near

    New information about the Cuban Missile Crisis shows just how close we came to nuclear Armageddon. It was one minute before high noon on Oct. 27, 1962, the day that later became known as “Black Saturday.” More than 100,000 American...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Invasion of Cuba

    The greatest short-term mobilization since World War II took place during the missile crisis of 1962. The plans to take the island are revealed here for the first time.   Most published accounts and studies of the Cuban Missile Crisis...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    My War: Bill Moore

    Electronics Technician, 2nd Class, Submarine Service, U.S. Navy April 1964 – October 1966 Graduating from high school in June 1960, I was all set to go to Marquette University, but my family couldn’t afford it. A  buddy of mine...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Arsenal | Soviet SA-2a Guideline

    A four plane flight of F-4C Phantoms providing combat escort to F-105D Thunderchiefs northwest of Hanoi on July 24, 1965, heard a SAM-launch warning. Seconds later, a Soviet-built SA-2a surface-to-air missile struck a Phantom crewed by...

  • MHQ Reviews, Reviews

    MHQ Reviews: CNN’s Cold War Series on DVD

    Gene Santoro reviews CNN's Peabody Award–winning Cold War documentary, now available on DVD...

  • MH Letters

    Military History – January 2011 – Letters From Readers

    Readers' letters in the January 2011 issue of Military History sound off about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Trajan's Column in Rome, author Evan Thomas, the 1948-60 Malayan Emergency, weather's impact on war and the 1899-1902 Second Boer...

  • MH Issues

    Military History – November 2010 – Table of Contents

    The November 2010 issue of Military History features stories about the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the overmountain men's role at the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain, German General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck's elusive guerrilla...

  • MHQ Issues

    Letter From MHQ – Winter 2008

    A Cold War mystery may have been solved. After reading an advance copy of Ed Offley’s new and intriguing Scorpion Down, a heartbreaking story about the 1968 destruction of a U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine with the loss of all 99...