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Cover Story
Is the IDF Invincible?
By David T. Zabecki
Are the Israel Defense Forces really the world’s best army—or have they fought nothing but bush-league opponents?

The Genius of Philip II
By Richard A. Gabriel
Philip of Macedon fathered a new age of Western warfare

Portfolio: Military Motors
Collectible cigarette cards helped pass the time in the World War I trenches

The Greatest War Games
By Mark Perry
America forged an army during the 1940–41 Louisiana Maneuvers

Plotter or Patriot?
By Thomas Fleming
In 1777 Johann de Kalb sought to supplant George Washington

For Whom the Ambulance Rolls
By James Neugass
An American ambulance driver recalls the Spanish Civil War



What We Learned from the Battle of Attu

Alfred S. McLaren: Cold War Beneath the Ice

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team

Hand Tool
Cheval de frise


Power Tool
Browning M2 machine gun

Letter from Military History


Hallowed Ground
Belleau Wood, France

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
Swiss Army KorpsTool 1


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Military History Reader Poll: What qualities displayed by Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton during the Louisiana Maneuvers might have influenced George Marshall’s World War II command assignments?


Yom Kippur War

Wars of Alexander the Great

George Washington: His Final Days

On the cover: General Moshe Dayan was IDF chief of staff (1953–1958) and the winning commander of the 1967 Six-Day War