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Join in this open, multi-faceted forum, sponsored by Military History magazine, to discuss the contention Spanish Civil War, 1936-39.
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Interview With General James Mattis

General James Mattis insists that a rigorous study of military history and shared knowledge from combat are equally essential elements of military training.
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May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe

Seventy years ago, the Allies celebrated V-E Day, closing the Western theater of World War II. Here in their own words, two Americans take stock of what happened
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Wild West Discussion – June 2015

In the Southwest the U.S. Army used Apache scouts to hunt Navajos and other Apaches. To the north the Army used a handful of Lakota scouts, as well as scouts from various friendly tribes—Crow, Pawnee,...
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Wild West – June 2015 – Letters From Readers

In the June issue of Wild West readers share dispatches about the Marias (aka Baker) Massacre (in present-day Montana) and the later clashes on the Little Bighorn River and near Wounded Knee Creek (in present-day South Dakota)
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Letter From Wild West – June 2015

Most Western history buffs are familiar with the role of the Sioux, Cheyennes and even Crows at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn. But who knew about the Arikaras?
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Military History Reader Poll – May 2015

The Allied intervention in Russia precipitated the Cold War, while the Falklands War brought down an Argentine junta. Can you name other conflicts with unintended...
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First Shots of the Cold War

In 1918 Woodrow Wilson committed to an Allied intervention in a reeling Russia and stumbled into a brewing Cold War
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Book Review: Judy, by Damien Lewis

Judy, by Damien Lewis, relates the surprising story of a pointer that served as a mascot on the Royal Navy gunboats Gnat and Grasshopper during World War II in the Far East.