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  • Wild West Magazine

    Letter From Wild West – December 2017

    Whether we call Wounded Knee a battle, a massacre or a mixture of both, Minneconjou Lakota Chief Big Foot himself was not to blame...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Letter From Wild West – October 2017

    Casey Tefertiller, author of a 1997 biography of Wyatt Earp and writer of the October 2017 Wild West cover story about Earp, always welcomes new sources of information on the famed lawman...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch-Command on the Move

    Drawing disastrous lessons from our last wars. Recently, a friend still on active duty shared an urgent concern about our ground forces. This officer is fighting the good fight to increase our tactical capabilities to operate a...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch: AirSea Prattle

    Our pivot to the Pacific is nothing new. Two related developments concerning our military engagement in the Pacific theater leave historians and strategists shaking their heads: The announced doctrine (that isn’t really a doctrine),...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch- Trust Isn’t a Strategy

    False allies betray our interests abroad. President Ronald Reagan had it right: “Trust, but verify.” Which, if you think about, means: “Don’t trust them at all.” In dealing with states we’ve convinced ourselves are allies –...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch- Cradle of Counterinsurgency

    Humans are hardwired to resist. In 1962, I was 10 years old and commanded an impressive invading army. My 7-year-old brother and I collected toy soldiers and their weapons obsessively, waging wars that lasted several months. Each room of...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch: Sorting the Chaos

    Why the Arab Spring jumped off the rails. Impatient journalists and disappointed Washington officials shake their heads at the confusion, intolerance and violence that has followed the “Arab Spring.” They’re being naïve. Undoing the...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch: USA Falls to Second Place!

    We’re just not Enemy Number One for al Qaeda and its franchises anymore. Oh, Sunni jihadis still seek opportunities, great or small, to strike Americans, but we’ve clearly lost ground in the Great Satan Sweepstakes. The anti-American...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch- Denying Evil

    Malaparte was describing the Americans he met after the liberation of Naples in 1943, but his observation is even more fitting for our “elite” today. As vast stretches of the world revert to barbarism, our government is captive to...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch: Guess Who’s Back?

    Nationalism rises from the grave. It was supposed to be dead, with the stake of history driven through its heart. I, too, wrote of the end of ideology, of humanity’s return to wars of faith and ethnicity. Those wars will remain with us,...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch: Dangerous Divide

    America’s leaders don’t understand our military. Early last summer, we, the people, received a mortifying example of the widening gulf between the way our nation’s leaders view the world and the outlook of those in uniform. When our...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Keep Digging!- Letter from Civil War Times December 2014

    It’s estimated that some 50,000-plus books have been written on the war, and that doesn’t count journals, blogs and magazines like Civil War Times, which have published thousands of articles. Despite all that scrutiny, however, new...

  • World War II Magazine

    Fire for Effect: Against the Wall

    A TRAVELER TO D-DAY battle sites will see a lot of concrete. After the Germans rapidly conquered Western Europe in 1940, they spent four years fortifying the coast with thousands of forbid ding watchtowers, bunkers, gun emplacements, and...

  • HistoryNet

    Short War Suckers: Conflicts Ignore our Timetables

    One hundred years ago this past August, it had become clear to even the most optimistic Europeans that the war begun with fond hopes in the summer of 1914 would not be over by Christmas. In 1861, Americans North and South had suffered a...

  • HistoryNet

    The Proxy Myth: Foreign fighters won’t do America’s work

    As our national will weakened over the last half-century, a number of myths have arisen to cripple our application of force and comfort those who lack courage. From the fantasy that a handful of precision strikes will bring down a mighty...

  • HistoryNet

    Strategic Decadence: Losing the will to defend ourselves

    When we hear the word “decadence” most of us think of personal immorality amid fantastic extravagance, of Sodom and Gomorrah. But there’s a greater decadence: when a nation or civilization loses the will to defend itself. By that...