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George C. Marshall

  • MHQ Magazine

    Hard Liquor, Easy Duty

    The 15th United States Infantry Regiment at Tientsin—”the Can Do Boys,” as they liked to be called—may have had a very martial-sounding motto, but they didn’t do much. They didn’t have to; they had the cushiest...

  • Military History Magazine

    America’s Finest General

    George C. Marshall’s long slog through the ranks took him to power, victory and greatness—five starts, international acclaim and a Nobel Prize. There is a theory about the affairs of men that great leaders appear when we need them the...

  • MHQ Magazine

    “Relax—It’s Only a Maneuver”

    The first army-versus-army maneuvers in American history, "fought" in the fall of 1941, were an elaborate game—but they helped prepare American forces for World War II...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Failure is Not an Option

    George C. Marshall ruthlessly purged the ranks of his generals and set an enduring standard for what it takes to lead U.S. troops. WORLD WAR II BEGAN with a series of dismissals across the top ranks of the U.S. military. Less than two...

  • World War II Magazine

    Book Review: George Marshall-A Biography

    George Marshall: A Biography  By Debi and Irwin Unger with Stanley Hirshon. 552 pp. HarperCollins, 2014. $35. Much has been written about the larger-than-life military leaders of World War II—Montgomery, Eisenhower, Patton,...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Over the Hump

    In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Forces’ brand-new Air Transport Command began running the most audacious airlift of World War II: flying “the Hump” over the foothills of the Himalayas   ON AUGUST 2, 1943, CBS WAR...