Welcome to the second edition of The Bugle for 2013. The year seems to be flying along!
As always, this edition of The Bugle includes an update on recently promoted Featured and A-Class articles (17 of the latter, incidentally, a monthly record for at least the past year and probably longer). It's interesting to note that a high proportion of the articles promoted in January formed part of a series of similar articles being developed by a single editor. This highlights the benefits of focusing on particular fields -- it's relatively easy to produce multiple high-quality articles once you become familiar with a topic and the references that cover it. There are also opportunities to spin off sub-articles from articles on 'big' topics, or to apply successful approaches to similar subjects (both approaches being familiar to many people with experience in academia!). Of course, many editors also prefer to work on a wide range of topics in order to stay motivated.
The editors would also like to encourage members of the project to contribute to future editions of The Bugle. There is no op-ed in this issue -- we rely on you, our readers and project members, to submit such opinion pieces. The newsroom is located here, and op-eds, news, reviews and articles on any topic broadly related to military history are very welcome. If you have any questions about the suitability of a topic, please don't hesitate to contact either of us.