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War Declared!
By Jonathan Turley
Presidents and Congresses have long debated the powers of war, wrangling over the right to start and to end conflicts abroad

Policing the Empire
By Robert R. Mackey
How the Royal Air Force won its wings in the Middle East

Patriotic Poster Boys
By Joseph A. Palermo
Uncle Sam wasn’t the first to point the way into service

Genghis Khan’s Secrets of Success
By Timothy May
The Mongols mastered sophisticated tactics of conquest

Scipio Africanus: Rome’s Craftiest General
By James Lacey
The resolute consul whose legions faced down Hannibal

Ike vs. Mac
By Philip Beidler
Two great generals on the long road to the White House



Timothy Naftali: Cold War—the Soviet view

What We Learned…
from Fredericksburg

Are the French “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”?

Power Tool/Hand Tool
Molotov cocktail and the PaK 40 antitank gun

Letter From Military History


Hallowed Ground
Plains of Abraham, Quebec

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
Le Pneumatique Diabolique


Second Punic War: Hannibal’s War in Italy

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Douglas MacArthur’s Aide in the 1930s

Mongol Empire: Chormaquan and the Mongol Conquest of the Middle East