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Cover Story
Slugfest on the Suez
By David T. Zabecki
Egypt caught Israel by surprise on Yom Kippur 1973 with a seemingly decisive attack across the Suez Canal—that is, until IDF armor struck back

The Best Medicine
By Richard A. Gabriel
Roman military medicine was centuries ahead of its time

Portfolio: Images of Combat the Hard Way
French-Vietnamese combat photographer Henri Huet captured war at the very front lines

When the Warriors Stood Down
By Lucian K. Truscott IV
Allied generals faced one more struggle in postwar Germany

Kublai Khan vs. Kamikaze
By James P. Delgado
unexpected Japanese foe thwarted the Mongol leader’s invasions

Drones Don’t Die
By P.W. Singer
How military robots rose from ridiculed curiosities to lifesaving weapons


On the cover: A Soviet-built Egyptian tank smolders in the desert along the Suez Canal during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. (Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)




Frank Woodruff Buckles, 110, Last of the Doughboys

What We Learned…
By Stephan Wilkinson
from the Suez Crisis

By Stephen Harding
Karl W. Richter: Young Man on a Mission

By Edward G. Lengel
Maj. Gen. Sir William Howe’s Wishful Thinking


Hand Tool
By Jon Guttman
Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

Power Tool
By Jon Guttman
Goliath Tracked Mine

Letter from Military History


Hallowed Ground
By David T. Zabecki
The Kahlenberg, Vienna, Austria

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
By Rick Meyerowitz
Sun-tzu’s Xec Yu Toy


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