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By: Armchair General  09-12-2011
Keywords: Military History


Rick Baillergeon and John Sutherland | Published: November 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm

This installment of Armchair General’s monthly series Tactics 101 focuses on the matrix form–style for writing an operations order.

Ralph Peters | Published: November 04, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Author Ralph Peters examines the global consequences of an Israeli attack against Iran’s nuclear-weapons facilities in this Armchair General exclusive.

Neal Creighton | Published: November 03, 2011 at 3:51 pm

This is the first part of a three-part series on the U.S. Army Air Corps Lighter-Than-Air Branch by retired Maj. Gen. Neal Creighton.

Rick Baillergeon and John Sutherland | Published: October 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Tactics 101, the continuing monthly series, looks at part two of rehearsals for military actions.

Ralph Peters | Published: October 03, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Strategist Ralph Peters examines what he calls the “‘big five’ terror-age lies we hear repeated endlessly.”

Gerald D. Swick | Published: September 26, 2011 at 10:48 am

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents a phenomenal mix of great artifacts and state-of-the-art electronics, as shown in this photo essay.

Rick Baillergeon and John Sutherland | Published: September 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Rehearsals for combat missions can be a tremendous asset or a colossal waste of time and can cause more harm than good; Tactics 101, the continuing monthly series from Armchair General, examines the good, the bad and the ugly in rehearsals.

Ralph Peters | Published: September 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm

By our narrow military standards, the Taliban are incompetent. But on their own turf, pursuing their own strategic goals, they’re canny, ruthless survivors. On Sept. 13, 2011, a handful of Taliban managed to paralyze Kabul – again.

John Ingoldsby | Published: September 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

The November 2011 issue of Armchair General features John Ingoldsby’s “10 Questions” interview with legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells. Here is the complete text of the interview.

Jeffrey Paulding | Published: September 06, 2011 at 10:16 am

Armchair General writer Jeffrey Paulding tags along on a Civil War Gettysburg Campaign staff ride conducted as part of Norwich University’s outstanding Master of Arts in Military History program.

John Antal | Published: August 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm

America lost a great warrior Aug. 26, 2011. General Donn Albert Starry was a Soldier’s Soldierm a rough-riding Armor and Cavalry officer who helped shape our modern U. S. Army.

Ralph Peters | Published: August 29, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Five crucial lessons the West needs to learn from Libya, other recent conflicts, and from history, as detailed by strategic analyst Ralph Peters.

Gerald D. Swick | Published: August 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Chip Cifone, senior director of client technology services and support at ESPN, talks with Armchair General about his personal collection of World War II memorabilia.

Rick Baillergeon and John Sutherland | Published: August 17, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Tactics 101, the continuing monthly series, looks at The Concept of Operation – how to write clear, concise orders that provide a snapshot of how a mission is to be executed.

Armchair General | Published: August 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

Armchair General has partnered with The Map as History, a company that produces outstanding animated maps with accompanying…

Peter Suciu | Published: August 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

Author Peter Suciu examines the popular handguns of the major combatant powers of World War II.

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09-12-2011

Tactics101 » Armchair General

Rehearsals for combat missions can be a tremendous asset or a colossal waste of time and can cause more harm than good; Tactics 101, the continuing monthly series from Armchair General, examines the good, the bad and the ugly in rehearsals.


09-12-2011

Carlo D’Este » Armchair General

Author and historian Carlo D’Este examines the largely unnoticed and undocumented Italian Campaign of World War II, as well as the contributions of the Italian Army of both sides of the war. Author and historian Carlo D’Este tours the the small town of San Pietro Infine in his eighth installment of his Journey to World War II Battlefields.


09-12-2011

TIAOW » Armchair General

A Christmas mouse jogs the memory of an old soldier, as he recalls an incident involving an ICBM while in the service of his old boss – a certain one-eyed, one-armed, World-Emporer-in-waiting. Something is afoot at the headquarters of our resident evil genius – has Doctor Sinister finally cracked it. Doctor Sinister and General Menace have a working time machine – their plan – to kidnap George Washington.


09-12-2011

Letters » Armchair General

Letters from Armchair General readers, Issue 45, ask about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and challenge a statement made in an earlier issue about Oliver Cromwell’s attitude toward Catholics. An Armchair General reader writes from the Kohima Museum, Imphal Barrack, Fulford, Yorkshire, England, a museum that focuses on the World War II engagement at Kohima, April – June 1944.