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Modern War #47 |  MAY – JUN 2020

  • Objective Nuremberg: War in Europe in the 1980s
  • Falklands War: Why did Argentina fail?
  • Indo-Pakistani Naval War of 1971
  • Tanks in the Wire: The Siege of An Loc 1972

Modern War #46 |  MAR – APR 2020

  • Foreign Legion Paratroopers
  • The Warsaw Pact
  • At All Costs: 29th Brigade at the Imjin River, April 1951
  • The Rise & Fall of ISIS Armor

Modern War #45 |  JAN – FEB 2020

  • The Geopolitics of East Asia & the Western Pacific: Focal Point Korea
  • Vietnam Fire Support Bases
  • Operation Just Cause: 1989 Invasion of Panama
  • The Yom Kippur War in the Golan

Modern War #44 |  NOV – DEC 2019

  • Desert One War: Military Conflict in the Persian Gulf 1978-1981
  • Shaba Wars 1977-1978
  • Hill 3234
  • Operation Eastern Exit: Mogadishu Evacuation 1991

Modern War #43 |  SEP – OCT 2019

  • Operation Serval: Expeditionary Warfare in Central Africa
  • Downfall of Amin: War in Uganda 1978-1979
  • Destroying the Nests: Ground Attacks on Airbases 1978-2014
  • A What-If Scenario: Liberation of Cyprus

Modern War #42 |  JUL – AUG 2019

  • The Dragon That Engulfed the Sun: Chinese Invasion of Japan?
  • Operation Urgent Fury: Invasion of Grenada
  • The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda's 055 Brigade
  • Integrated Air Defense Systems: A Continuing Airpower Challenge

Modern War #41 |  MAY – JUN 2019

  • Sixth Fleet: Naval Confrontation in the Cold War
  • Rwandan Genocide
  • A Rare Success: Omani Insurgency 1965-1975
  • Nanotechnology & Combat Sustainability

Modern War #40  |  MAR – APR 2019

  • Eternal War: Chechnya, 1994-2009
  • The Geopolitics of Cyberwar
  • MSB Hercules in the Persian Gulf
  • Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles: An Evolving Threat

Modern War #39  |  JAN – FEB 2019

  • Axis of Evil: Conflict in the Persian Gulf
  • Korea, Machiavelli, & OPLAN 5015
  • Third World War: Che Guevara's Tricontinental Strategy
  • Sino-Indian Military Confrontation on the Tibetan Plateau

Modern War #38  |  NOV – DEC 2018

  • Soyuz '81: Soviet Plans to Invade Poland
  • Perfect Storm: Liberation of Kuwait 1991
  • The 1982 Hama Uprising in Syria
  • Russian Naval Renaissance: Portents of Russia's Return to the Oceans

Modern War #37  |  SEP – OCT 2018

  • Putin Moves South: Potential Conflict in the Eurasian Heartland
  • Libyan Mercs: Employment of Mercenaries by Modern Libya
  • Kurdish Insurgency, 1984-1999
  • Groupes Mobiles: French Mobile Operations in Indochina

Modern War #36  |  JUL – AUG 2018

  • Cold Start: The Next India-Pakistan War
  • Dawn of Precision Warfare: PGM in Vietnam
  • Battle of Mosul
  • Third Offset: Warfighting for the 21st Century

Modern War #35  |  MAY – JUN 2018

  • Mike Force: US Special Operations in Vietnam
  • The Hunt for Osama bin Laden
  • Fatal Attraction: The CIA's Double Agent in Pakistan
  • Possibilities for a Sino-American War

Modern War #34  |  MAR – APR 2018

  • Opaque War: The Russo-Ukrainian Conflict
  • Latakia: Naval Innovation Vindicated
  • Strategic Air Command in the Vietnam War
  • China's Global Naval Strategy

Modern War #33  |  JAN – FEB 2018

  • War on ISIS
  • Soviet & Russian Interventions in the Middle East
  • Toyota Wars
  • Warlords

Modern War #32  |  NOV – DEC 2017

  • Operation Musketeer: Cold War Confrontation at Suez
  • Golden Dragons in the Battle of Mogadishu
  • Operation Eagle's Summit: Completing Kajaki Dam
  • Absurd or Inevitable? A US-Russian 21st Century Alliance

Modern War #31  |  SEP – OCT 2017

  • Combat Veteran: Infantry Tactics and Weapons in Vietnam
  • Iran-Iraq Air War, 1980-1988
  • Russia’s Next Moves: A Modular Analysis
  • Nanotechnology and the Military: What Does the Future Have in Store?

Modern War #30  |  JUL – AUG 2017

  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Kavkaz: Soviet Military Presence in Egypt, 1970-1972
  • The Uncertain Future of the Aircraft Carrier
  • Global Terrorism, Insurgency, and Guerilla Warfare in the 21st Century

Modern War #29  |  MAY – JUN 2017

  • Putin’s War: Geopolitics in the 21st Century
  • Potential for an ISIS attack in the US
  • The Indo-Pakistan War, 1971
  • Strategic Implications of Extreme Global Climate Change

Modern War #28  |  MAR – APR 2017

  • Invasion Cuba: Missile Crisis, October 1962
  • Iraq & Iran at War
  • The Rise of ISIS
  • Air War Over Angola, 1975-1989
  • Spec Ops, Mercs, Killer Robots

Modern War #27  |  JAN – FEB 2017

  • Crisis in the Mid-East: The Islamic States and the Struggle for the Middle East
  • The Myth of Modern Airpower
  • Breaking the Phalanx (Again)
  • US Commandos in the Korean War

Modern War #26  |  NOV – DEC 2016

  • The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989
  • The Strategic Air Command: From Nuclear Deterrence to Desert Storm
  • Prospects for War in the Baltic
  • Yemen Civil War 2015

Modern War #25  |  SEP – OCT 2016

  • Yom Kippur War: The Sinai Front
  • Syria’s Blunder
  • Before Blackhawk Down
  • The Falklands War

Modern War #24  |  JUL – AUG 2016

  • Ambush at LZ Albany
  • South China Sea: The New Dragon’s Lair
  • Egypt’s Sinai Insurgency
  • Nasser Strikes: The Egyptian Army in North Yemen, 1962-1967
  • Tankers in the Gulf

Modern War #23  |  MAY – JUN 2016

  • Fallujah: Urban Assault in Iraq, 2004
  • Cold War: Air Forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact
  • Cenepa War: Peru versus Ecuador, 1995
  • Border War: South Africans on the Angolan Frontier

Modern War #22  |  MAR – APR 2016

  • New World Order Battles: Hyperwar in the 21st Century
  • ANZACs in Vietnam
  • The 2001 Qala-i-Jangi Uprising
  • Boko Haram: Nigeria's Jihadist Insurgency

Modern War #21  |  JAN – FEB 2016

  • Struggle For Kandahar
  • The Hill Battles of Khe Sanh
  • The French Military Mutinies: Algeria and the Secret Army, 1958-1962
  • Nasser Strikes: The Egyptian Army in North Yemen, 1962-1967

Modern War #20  |  NOV – DEC 2015

  • Drive on Baghdad: Joint Warfare & Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003
  • War in Nicaragua: Sandinistas, Somocistas & Contras
  • Anti-Communist Insurgency: The Contra War
  • Indo-Pakistani Air Wars: 1965 & 1971

Modern War #19  |  SEP – OCT 2015

  • Red Dragon Falling: China's Coming Civil War
  • The 1973 Battle of Chinese Farm
  • Operation Dingo: Rhodesia 1977
  • The Far East in the Cold War

Modern War #18  |  JUL – AUG 2015

  • Green Berets & the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, Vietnam 1961-65
  • Capt. Roger Donlon & His Stand at Nam Dong
  • Operation Musketeer: A Clash of Personalities
  • Armies & Strategies of the Suez Crisis
  • Focus On: East African Insurgencies

Modern War #17  |  MAY – JUN 2015

  • Dien Bien Phu: Decisive Battle for Indochina
  • Operation Vulture: Possible US Intervention at Dien Bien Phu
  • Kolwezi 1978: Legionnaires to the Rescue
  • Russia on the Offensive: Return Engagement at Grozny, 1999
  • The Ukrainian Insurgent Army & Operation Vistula: Poland, 1947

Modern War #16  |  MAR – APR 2015

  • Visegrad: The Coming War in Eastern Europe
  • Putin as Warlord
  • Sigma 64: Ignored Vietnam Wargames
  • Matthew Bunker Ridgway: The First Cold War General
  • AirSea Battle: The Future of Aero-Naval Warfare

Modern War #15  |  JAN – FEB 2015

  • Red Tide West: The Cold War & the Possibilities for World War III in Europe
  • The US Army in the Early Cold War Era
  • The M29 Davy Crockett & the Era of Battlefi eld Atomic Weapons
  • Operation Kansas, I Corps 1966: Marine Recon Takes on the NVA
  • Operation Barras: Sierra Leone, 10 September 2000

Modern War #14  |  NOV – DEC 2014

  • US Carrier Battlegroups During & Since the 1980s
  • The Battle of Khe Sanh
  • The 1994-95 Battle of Grozny
  • Kopassus: Indonesia’s Controversial Special Forces

Modern War #13  |  SEP – OCT 2014

  • Next War in Lebanon
  • The Ukraine Crisis
  • African Stalingrad: Cuito Cuanavale, November 1987 - March 1988
  • 32 Buffalo Battalion: South Africa’s Military Elite

Modern War #12  |  JUL – AUG 2014

  • The Bear: The Russian Armed Forces in the 21st Century
  • The Dragon: Chinese Special Forces
  • Mali: The Struggle for Central Africa
  • Operation Ryan, Able Archer ‘83 & The Brink of Nuclear War

Modern War #11  |  MAY – JUN 2014

  • The Civil War in Greece, 1943-49
  • The French Expeditionary Corps in the First Indochina War
  • Honchos: Russian Pilots in the Korean War
  • I Remember: The Lost Art of Tracking

 Modern War #10  |  MAR - APR 2014

  • Target Iran Part I: US Intervention Doctrine & Strategy
  • Target Iran Part II: Closing (& Opening) the Strait of Hormuz
  • Target Iran Part III: Focus on Their Military
  • Indochina 1952: the Battle of Na San
  • The Origin of US Joint Warfare Doctrine

Modern War #9  |  JAN – FEB 2014

  • War by Television: NATO Intervention in Kosovo, 1999
  • Main Battle Tanks in Counter Insurgency Operations
  • Red Dragon: 1964 Hostage Rescue in the Congo

Modern War #8  |  NOV – DEC 2013

  • Holy Land: The Next Arab-Israeli War
  • Thailand’s Southern Insurgency
  • Analysis: The Six-Day War in Global Context

Modern War #7  |  SEP – OCT 2013

  • Vietnam Battles: Snoopy’s Nose & Iron Triangle
  • The Second Congo War, 1998-2003
  • Counterinsurgency Mastermind: Robert Thompson
  • The National Training Center in the 1980s: Forge of Victory

Modern War #6  |  JUL – AUG 2013

  • Decision: Iraq
  • AirLand Battle
  • Operation Just Cause – Panama, 1989
  • Soccer War
  • The A-10

 Modern War #5  |  MAY – JUN 2013

  • Drive on Pyongyang
  • Falklands: 1982 British-Argentine War
  • Selous Scouts: Rhodesia
  • XB-70 Bomber
  • ASAT: War in Space

Modern War #4  |  MAR – APR 2013

  • Six Day War: 1967
  • Egyption Military Today
  • Operation Savannah: Angola
  • Future of the USN Littoral Warfare

Modern War #3  |  JAN – FEB 2013

  • Somali Pirates
  • Invasion of North Vietnam
  • USMC in An Nasiriyah: 2003
  • X-15: US manned rocket planes

Modern War #2  |  NOV – DEC 2012

  • Oil War: Iran Strikes
  • Chinese Farm: Israeli Order of Battle 1973
  • Firebase Mary Ann, Vietnam
  • Weapons of War: UAV's
  • F4 Phantom: US Jet Aircraft of the 1960s

Modern War #1  |  SEP – OCT 2012

  • Red Dragon/Green Crescent
  • Stormin' Norman Schwartzkopf
  • 1972 Easter Offensive
  • Special Ops: Seal Team 6
  • Russia's Military Reorganization