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    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...

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    The Middle East In Crisis

    What you must know about the schisms fueling today’s violent upheavals. The seemingly sudden rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) in the summer of 2014 to be-...

  • 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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    Letters from Readers- Armchair General March 2015

    Salute from Colombia Armchair General us magnificent editions containing significant articles that illustrate offers the lives of leaders in history, and how those lives were shaped by timing and space to become “the special” one...

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    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...

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    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...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Game Review: Falling Skies

    Falling Skies: The Game is a turn-based tactical game in which players control fire teams of human soldiers from 2d Massachusetts as they work their way through a campaign and attempt to piece together a powerful weapon to combat aliens...

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    Game Review: Lords of the Fallen

    Lords of the Fallen is one of the latest titles in the much-loved action role-playing game genre. Gamers assume the persona of Harkyn, a convicted criminal, master swordsman and expert magic user. They view the action from a third-person...

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    Letter from Readers- Armchair General May 2015

    Remembering a Philippine Scout Thank you for the March 2015 Warriors a fitting tribute to the men of the Philippine Scouts who proved article. It is Great to be among America’s most determined and courageous defenders of freedom. My...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Surgery in the Front Lines

    Starting in World War I, military hospitals moved closer and closer to bullets-flying combat, culminating in the legendary Korean War MASH units. Two years before the United States declared war on Germany, in 1915, a few American...

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    Retreat From Hsuchow, May 1938

    Jack Belden, now forgotten, was once famous during and after World War II as a war correspondent, whose vivid firsthand reporting from China, Burma, India, North Africa, Sicily, and Italy graced the dispatches from United Press and then...

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    Making Art of Atrocity

     In the wake of World War I, American artist George Bellows “had to draw them”—the works in his War Series. The swift advance of German armies through Belgium and northern France in the opening weeks of the First World War...

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    Hindman’s War: A Confederate long shot in Arkansas

    To turn around a famous Lincoln phrase, the Mississippi in 1862 was a vexed river. Union passage was blocked by the Southern fortress cities of Vicksburg and Port Hud- son, which in turn relied on standing armies covering both sides of the...

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    This Terrible Truth: The Defense of Stalingrad

    Vasily Grossman (1905–1964), chronicler of the Eastern Front from 1941 to 1945, correspondent for Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star), the Soviet army newspaper, was one of the finest reporters of World War II. An educated Jew from Ukraine who...

  • World War II Magazine

    Battle Films: Elegy for the Lost

    Battle Films columnist Mark Grimsley explores how a Japanese anime film reflected the emotions of wartime Japanese society...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Book Review: Last Days in Vietnam

    Last Days in Vietnam  Directed by Rory Kennedy, Moxie Firecracker Films, 2014. American Experience, PBS, April 28, 2015  A documentary directed by Rory Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, dramatically presents the...