Although the bow and javelin are more famous ancient weapons, the sling was just as important to the skirmishers of old. More »
On a plain in central Greece, Caesar and Pompey met on August 9, 48 BC to determine which one of them would assume control of the Roman Republic. More »
Jugurtha, king of Numidia, was a bitter enemy of Rome, using swiftness and cunning to outwit various Roman consuls for more than a decade. More »
Augustus Caesar’s stepson, and the first Roman general to conquer Germania, founding many of the greatest cities on the Rhine. More »
In AD 678, outside the storied walls of Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire unleashed its new secret war weapon upon the invading Saracen fleet: Greek Fire. More »
Every inch the essence of a Roman general, Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo was the man to whom emperors turned. More »
Carthage’s Master Military Commander gave the Romans no end of trouble until Scipio maneuvered him to Africa in the Second Punic War. More »
In the 11th century, Crusaders battled the Seljuq Turks at the Siege of Antioch, the final obstacle on their path into Jerusalem. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.