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    January 2018 Table of Contents

    The January 2018 issue features a cover story about John Barry, widely acknowledged "Father of the U.S. Navy"...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Maccabees of St. Gall

    Ninth-century Benedictine monks created a beautifully illustrated account of the Jewish revolt of 174 BC. In the modern imagination, the medieval knight is a glamorous figure. No other warrior in Western history seems so admirable, so...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Death From Below

    In World War I, whole companies of men were assigned to burrow beneath enemy soldiers, then blow them sky high. They called themselves moles. Most were short, wiry men from the mines of Great Britain and Canada and Australia. Their special...

  • Military History Quarterly Magazine

    Why We Won’t Give Up Torture

    Some 150 years ago, Western armies all but abandoned torture. It has returned with a vengeance. In 1849, pacifists felt history was on their side. A series of idealistic revolutions had shaken autocratic regimes across Europe the previous...

  • Military History Quarterly Magazine

    Vietnam Letters from Readers- Autumn 2011

    Germany’s Plan Z in WWII: More Subs Needed? I read John M. Taylor’s “Raiders of the High Seas” Summer 2011 with interest, though I disagree with his conclusion that Germany before World War II should have invested more in...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Review: Noble Warrior

    Noble Warrior: The Story of Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor by James E. Livingston, Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis, Zenith Press, 2010 A former U.S. Army soldier and Marine Scout Sniper—during which he...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Review: Search and Destroy

    Search and Destroy: The Story of an Armored Cavalry Squadron in Viet Nam, 1/1 Cav, 1967-1968 by Keith W. Nolan, Zenith Press, 2010  In Search and Destroy, the late Keith Nolan has written yet another masterpiece on the Vietnam War....

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Review: Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now, Blu-ray DVD directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Lionsgate, Three-disc Full Disclosure Edition, Two-disc Two-Film Set Edition, 2010 Let us count the ways Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic film Apocalypse Now has been presented...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Death Dance in the Dark

    James Gillam’s most terrifying moments in Vietnam came in the pitch-black darkness of an enemy tunnel. After his poor academic performance in the spring of 1968, Ohio University sophomore James Gillam lost his deferment and was drafted...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Still Desperately Seeking Sean

    Four decades later, iconoclastic photographer Tim Page and the U.S. military find themselves playing the same tune in the search for remains of Sean Flynn. The freelance war photographer who uncompromisingly documented the bloody grind of...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    The ‘Suicide’ Mission That Wasn’t

    U.S. Embassy attackers reemerge from the fog. The 1968 Tet attack on the U.S. Embassy was one Vietnam War news story that the international press didn’t have to commute to aboard C-130s or be ferried in on helicopters to cover; it...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- February 2011

    LBJ’s White House Daily Diary Goes Digital FOR HISTORIANS AND researchers, and those just curious about the inner workings of the White House, more than 14,000 pages from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Daily Diary” are now posted...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    An Angel in Dien Bien Phu’s Hell

    On a mission to evacuate wounded, a young flight nurse finds herself trapped, as the Viet Minh close in to capture the last French outpost. Born into a storied family, Geneviève de Galard was shaped by its patriotic spirit and even as a...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    On the Crossbow War’s Front Lines

    In 1962, the CIA, U.S. Special Forces and Vietnam’s Montagnard tribes were breaking new ground, developing counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare principles that live on today. Two hours after sunset, automatic weapons fire...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    One Wild Ride to Destiny

    A Marine helicopter pilot reveals new insights into the legendary 1965 mission chronicled in Life by photographer Larry Burrows. It was a clear, sunny Wednesday in the scenic Que Son Valley, southwest of Da Nang, the last day of March...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    A U.S. Traitor’s Odd Twist of Fate

    How an American deserter’s murder may lead to war crimes convictions for former Khmer Rouge leaders. Michael Nolan will not give up the ghost. In 2008 and 2009, he spent many agonizing weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia with a film crew and...