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Afghanistan: graveyard of armies

A huge, mountainous, landlocked Central Asian state, Afghanistan has defied invaders for 2,500 years. Jules Stewart takes a look at the country’s military longue durée.     Taken in historical context, the 13-year presence of NATO combat troops in Afghanistan amounted to scarcely a footnote to centuries of foreign military intervention in the country. From the […]


MHM 82 – July 2017

The July issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine click here. To access the digital edition click here. In this issue: MONGOL CONQUEST: MHM recounts the sweeping Mongol invasions across the Eurasian continent. Middle East specialist Kaveh Farrokh examines the Mongol military system, whilst MHM […]