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    Falklands War Battle, 1982: You Take Command

    As Lieutenant Colonel Hew Pike, YOU must lead British paratroopers to seize a key position held by Argentine defenders. In April 1982, an undeclared war broke out in one of the world’s most unlikely places – the remote, windswept...

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    Mosby: The Civil War’s “Gray Ghost”

    Well before dawn on a cold and rainy March 9, 1863,a shadowy group of horsemen rode into the cluster of buildings in Northern Virginia called Fairfax Court House. When sodden sentries in Union blue posted in the dark village square...

  • Interviews

    Interview: Mary Jean Eisenhower

    Mary Jean Eisenhower had a childhood like no other. She was raised in and around the White House, where on any given day she would walk into the Oval Office to see not only her “granddad,” President Dwight D. Eisenhower, but also many...

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    Richard the Lionheart and the Battle of Jaffa, 1192

    The English king’s Crusaders battled Saladin’s Muslim warriors in Palestine. Richard I, king of England and known as “Richard the Lionheart,” had fought his way into legend as leader of the Third Crusade (1189- 92). So had his...

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    U.S. Army’s Philippine Scouts, 1901-48

    Filipinos fought for America with courage and fidelity. The U.S. victory in the 1898 Spanish-American War ended Spain’s300-year colonial rule of the Philippines, yet many Filipinos were disappointed when the United States did not grant...

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    Letter from the Editor- Armchair General March 2015

    “Everybody loves a winner,” as the saying goes, and we typically celebrate the victorious commanders and their triumphant armies, navies or air forces. But how should we judge those that fought on the losing side– military...

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    Giap at Dien Bien Phu, 1954: You Take Command

    It is January 24, 1954, as you assume the role of General Vo Nguyen Giap, commander of the military forces of the Viet Minh, the Vietnamese communist independence movement led by Ho Chi Minh that seeks to overthrow French colonial rule....

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    Free French Infantry Squad Attack, 1945

    TIME/DATE: 3:15 a.m., January 25, 1945 LOCATION: Wooded area 15 miles north of Colmar, France MISSION: Attack and seize a hill defended by German infantrymen UNIT: 10-man Free French infantry squad ENEMY: Up to 10 German infantrymen armed...

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    Braddock’s Defeat, 1755: French and Indian War

    A British disaster in the French and Indian War propelled the rise of a young American colonel, George Washington. In May 1755, British Major General Edward Braddock met with the American inventor, writer and former Philadelphia printer...

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    Eichelberger and the Pacific War

    MacArthur’s best general won hard-fought campaigns against Japan. On November 30, 1942, General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of World War II’s South West Pacific Area, summoned Lieutenant General Robert L. Eichelberger...

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    Civil War Firepower Denied!

    The Union Army’s chief of ordnance sabotaged the introduction of repeating weapons. The Civil War has been called the first “modern war” and is credited with the introduction of revolutionary military technologies to include...

  • World War II Magazine

    Advice from Vladimir

    The Russian leader's surprising "Reading List"...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Hope is Not a Strategy: Germany’s Last Best Shot at Victory

    Early in 1918 the German High Command decided on a plan for a major campaign to win World War I by driving the British Expeditionary Force off the Continent and shattering the Allied coalition before fresh American troops arrived. But the...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Jefferson Davis: Commander In Chief

    During his presidency, he spent most of his waking hours directing the Confederate war effort. As president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis was in charge of policy, national strategy, and military strategy and...

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    Laws of War: Uniting a Fractious Greece

    Philip II, in his 20s when he ascended the throne of Macedon in 359 B.C., had ambitious ideas for his backward realm at the edge of the feuding city-states of Greece. Under his rule, Macedonian nobles grew richer and understood that the...

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    Letters from Readers- MHQ Winter 2015

    Outmoded New Model Jim Lacey and Sharon Tosi Lacey’s article on Oliver Cromwell “The Curse of Cromwell,” Autumn 2014 helped flesh out the man, but King Charles II had other reasons for disbanding the New Model Army than simple...