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Here we will delve into the world of human armed struggle on the battlefield, in the air, and on the seas. Covering naval history, land warfare, and aerospace conflict, find articles as varied as the Guerrilla Campaigns in Missouri during the American Civil War, to biographies of military leaders and despots.

New Zealand Armed Forces in the Korean War

North and South Korea were assured of a future apart with the Korean War of sixty years ago. A number of nations became involved,...

An Overview of the Cold War

Generally the Cold War is considered to have begun in the late 1940s to 1990, and left the US as the only remaining superpower. The...

The 19th Century Carlist Wars of Spain

The Carlist Wars are a series of conflicts over succession to the throne that rocked Spain for half of the 19th Century. Named after a...

North American F-107 – The Best Fighter that Never Was

The United States Air Force rejection of the F-107 as its next tactical fighter bomber is considered one of the greatest military blunders of...

The Cossacks Are Coming, Aren’t They?

The misinterpreted Russian Navy mission in the US Civil War may have accidentally helped the North win the conflict. In 1863, it looked as if...

The HMS Intrepid, Falkland War Veteran

The Proud HMS Intrepid and her forty year saga that took her through the Cold War, to the Falklands, to eBay. In the past 250-years...

Five Important Events in U.S Air Force History

The fascinating U.S Air Force had a turbulent history in the beginning stages of its life. The United States Air Force is the youngest branch...

The Masters of Strategy and Tactics

For generations, warfare theorists have developed new military doctrines due to changing strategy, tactics, and operations triggered by new technologies. Many warfare theorists consider several...

The Ancient Era’s Greatest Wars

Originally, I had five entries, but had to cut things down to four due to content constraints. And I am still a huge fan...

Aircraft Carriers

Aircraft carriers are gigantic naval warships that project national maritime power because of their global strategic reach and offensive mobility. Aircraft carriers are gigantic naval...
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