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From Republic to Empire

Standard of the IV Cohort XXIV Legion

At Cannae, in Southern Italy, the Army of the Roman Republic faced Hannibal in the 2nd Punic War. 678 more words

History

Is There a Strategist in the House?

One of the reasons why the German offensive into Russia in 1941, Operation Barbarossa, failed, may have been the cultural inability of the German high command to think in terms of, and visualize strategic warfare on a global scale.  94 more words

Military History

Mercenaries --Back to the Future?

The inability of the feudal system to provide reliable armies gave rise to cadres of mercenaries that at first supplemented the aristocratic warriors of the feudal army, and then replaced them. 173 more words

Leavenworth Way Of War