MHQ Winter 2008 Vol. 20, No. 2

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Buried at Sea by Ed Offley. Did U.S. and Soviet navy officials deep six the real reason the American nuclear attack submarine Scorpion sank with 99 sailors aboard?

The Year Air Power Came of Age by James S. Corum. In 1917, over Flanders fields, a fundamental shift in the airplane's role signaled its ascendancy as a deadly offensive weapon.

New Light on Ancient Battles by Victor Davis Hanson. A careful reading between—or even underneath—the lines can change our interpretation of pivotal military engagements.

The Champagne Campaign by Jeffrey J. Clarke. The meticulously planned invasion of Southern France and the unassuming commander who led it were largely overlooked in the wake of the Normandy landings.

European Power Projection by Dennis Showalter. Far from an inexorable march of conquest, Western Europe's early military forays around the world rode an ebb and flow of tide of mercantilism.

The Ultimate Weapon by Paul G. Gillespie. Precision-guided munitions have changed the modern battlefield, and in the process created a new American way of war.

The First American Victory: Ethan Allen Takes Fort Ticonderoga by Willard Sterne Randall. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnnold led militiamen on a daring mission to capture Fort Ticonderoga, and in so doing gave George Washington the means to expel the British from New England.

Building the Army of the Potomac by Stephen W. Sears. Politically appointed generals, short-term volunteer troops, and a stream of defeats nearly unhinged Lincoln's war plans.


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