Military History

Leaving Little Bighorn

Little Bighorn battlefield

By John C. McManus

Back at the main column, General Terry and Colonel Gibbon watched as a lone horseman, Bradley’s runner (Private Henry Rice from H Company), rode across the river and up to them. Rice’s face was pale and flushed … Read the article

June 25, 1950: Korean War Began Here

crossing 38th parallel

By Callie Oettinger

The War Began Here—June 25, 1950.













CALLIE OETTINGER was Command Posts’ first managing editor. Her interest in military history, policy and fiction took root when … Read the article

Korea: Post-WWII Partition

8th parallel

By Jongsoo James Lee
1392 The Founding of Choson Dynasty (1392–1910). 1910 Korea annexed by Japan. 1941 (December) Japan attacks Pearl Harbor. 1943 (November) At the Cairo Conference, the United States, Britain, and China declare future Korean independence “in due course”; at… Read the article

June 14, 1775: Raising Today’s Army

Continental Army

By James L. Nelson

The Provincial Congress was worried. It was losing control of the army.

Joseph Warren had warned about this possibility when he first wrote to the Continental Congress urging them to take control of the armed forces … Read the article

Easy Company in France: After D-Day

By Don Malarkey

Easy Company After D-Day

Normandy, France, was beauty and the beast. The sprinkling of land unspoiled by war was the beauty. We, the soldiers, were the beasts. I’d see miles and miles of fields and orchards that, … Read the article

Preparing for D-Day

By John C. McManus

The Germans had four years to fortify their conquered northern Atlantic coast, but they had not, as of early 1944, put that time to good use. For three of those years the Western Front was, to … Read the article