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Cover Story
A World of Hurt
By William H. McMichael
Unexploded ordnance, in the form of land mines and other munitions, covers much of the inhabited world, maiming and killing innocents long past war’s end

League of Gentlemen
By John A. Lynn
In another era officers showed regard for one another—friend or foe

Patrick Chauvel: An Eye for War
An interview with the French combat photographer

Secretary Who?
By Joseph F. Callo
The unheralded William Jones ably steered the U.S. Navy in 1812

Meet the Freikorps
By Robert M. Citino
These militias quelled revolt but stirred hate in interwar Germany

Bloodlands: Tunis
By Richard A. Gabriel
The ancient Mediterranean trading hub and den of piracy

On the cover: An Iraqi boy carries off a defused 155mm shell during a 2003 UXO cleanup operation in Baghdad. (Faleh Kheiber/Reuters)

The Illusion of Controllable War, 1812 Privateers

Memphis Belle Restoration, Navy Recalls Midway

By Chuck Lyons
The Renegade Flyboys

What We Learned…
By Ron Soodalter
From Chippawa (1814)

By Edward G. Lengel
Landing at Inchon, 1950

Hand Tool
By Jon Guttman

Power Tool
By Jon Guttman
12-Pounder Napoléon

Letter From Military History


Hallowed Ground
By David T. Zabecki
Hartmannswillerkopf, France

War Games

General Disorder
By Rick Meyerowitz
Hermann Göring


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American Proconsul: MacArthur in postwar Japan

World War I: Germany’s pursuit of total victory

War of 1812: U.S. privateers swarmed the British

Tunisia: The World War II raid on Rommel’s railroad