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Mexico and the United States, 1836–1848, Wars of

Sam Haynes

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Wars of Mexico and the United States, 1836–1848IntroductionConflicts between Anglo-Americans and Hispanics date back to the earliest contacts between ...

Midway, Battle of

Anthony Tully

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Battle of Midway Introduction Following the successful attack on Pearl Harbor and the effective destruction or crippling of the US Navy’s batt...


Ingo Trauschweizer

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

MilitarismIntroductionContemporary critics and scholars alike have associated militarism both with the military’s predominance in foreign policy and w...

Military Officers, United States

Nicholas Sambaluk, Adrienne Harrison

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

United States Military OfficersIntroductionFor more than two centuries, Americans have been fascinated by the exploits of US military officers at war....


Robert R. Mackey

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Militia Introduction In the field of military history, militia is often defined simply as a group of individuals or citizens who serve part-ti...

Modern Piracy

Peter Lehr

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2020-11-24

Modern PiracyIntroductionUntil rather recently, piracy as a form of seaborne organized crime seemed to be a phenomenon of the past—something that was ...

Mongol Wars

Timothy May

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Mongol WarsIntroductionThe Mongol wars of conquest irrevocably changed the world. By the end of the unified Mongol Empire, not only did it disappear f...

Montgomery, Bernard Law

Colin F. Baxter

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Bernard Law MontgomeryIntroductionOne of the most controversial commanders of World War II, British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, commanded Br...

Music and War

Catherine V. Bateson

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Music and WarIntroductionSince the earliest days of troop movements and military maneuvers, music has been an integral part of army and navy life. Dru...

Napoleonic Wars, The

Alexander Mikaberidze

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

The Napoleonic Wars Introduction The Napoleonic Wars represent a turning point in European affairs and a major break with the past. The starti...

Napoleonic Wars, War and Memory in the

Jonathan Abel

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

War and Memory in the Napoleonic WarsIntroductionThe Napoleonic Wars took place from 1802 to 1815 and fundamentally altered the political, social, cul...


Seth Johnston

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

NATOIntroductionThe North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance and international organization comprising North American and Euro...

Navy, British

Eric Grove

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

British Navy Introduction The term “British navy” is not often used; “Royal Navy” is usually the preferred title, although, ironically, the cr...

Nelson, Horatio

Paul Krajeski

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Horatio Nelson Introduction The life and accomplishments of Horatio Nelson (b. 1758–d. 1805) have fascinated and inspired each generation in t...

New Zealand

Glyn Harper

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

New Zealand Introduction Military conflict has had a defining effect in New Zealand’s history and in shaping the nation. Before the arrival of...

Nimitz, Chester

Douglas V. Smith

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Chester Nimitz Introduction Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz, US Navy, is arguably the most important American naval officer of the 20th ce...

Nuclear Culture

Harry Roberts, Emily Gibbs

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Nuclear CultureIntroductionOver the last forty years, there has been an academic shift within nuclear scholarship, with attention diverting away from ...

Nuclear Weapons

J.R. McKay

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Nuclear WeaponsIntroductionSince the end of the World War II, nuclear weapons have fascinated humanity, providing a sense of security for many while a...

Occupations and Military Government

Bianka Adams

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Occupations and Military Government Introduction According to international law, a territory is under occupation when hostile armed forces ass...

Operational Art

Michael Matheny

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Operational ArtIntroductionThe art of warfare is practiced in three levels: the strategic, operational, and tactical. Operational art refers to the mi...

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