Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:16 pm
Warfare is often predicated on unwavering belief in the spiritual or political righteousness of one's individual cause.
Published: April 30, 2014 at 11:00 am
Successful military operations depend on thorough planning and fall apart under poorly reasoned assumptions
Published: February 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm
The eyewitness accounts and images from wars past offer insight into the the hows and whys of human conflict.
Published: December 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm
As military theorist Carl von Clausewitz succinctly put it, “War is the province of chance.”
Published: October 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm
Victory in battle is one thing, but can there be clear-cut victory in the shadowy, ongoing war on terror?
Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:39 pm
The starting guns of war may sound out clearly, but the causes that lead to combat are often more complicated and random.
Published: July 03, 2013 at 1:33 pm
The postwar "blame game" is a simplistic way to form order out of chaos, but it ultimately leads to a distortion of the complicated, real-life history of what happened.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 10:01 am
Military history is not just a chronicle of organized violence; it is also a history of the development of human organizations and the effects of ideas on human behavior.
Published: February 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm
A good historian makes a concerted effort to relate facts, and the proof often lies in the back of the book.
Published: January 04, 2013 at 1:27 pm
The best way to understand history is to place yourself on the very ground where historic events occurred.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 12:30 pm
"History is written by the victors" remains among the hoariest aphorisms of military history, especially in the age of open digital archives.
Published: September 07, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Football analogies may work well toward explaining traditional combat but not so much modern-day unconventional warfare.
Published: July 05, 2012 at 5:42 pm
Color photography, motion pictures and digital imagery have brought a new immediacy to the chronicle of human warfare.
Published: May 03, 2012 at 11:13 pm
Grasping the motivations behind armed conflict is a key to understanding the conduct of warriors in all times and places.
Published: March 01, 2012 at 1:43 pm
In coming issues Military History will look at the key battlefields, call them "bloodlands," that have hosted repeated conflicts throughout human history.
Published: January 06, 2012 at 12:58 pm
In coming issues Military History will profile history's great military leaders, exploring those qualities that made them transcendent leaders.