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.
Published: November 04, 2011 at 2:13 pm
The American military has a long and uneven history of working toward full and fair treatment of blacks and other minorities.
Published: September 08, 2011 at 1:08 pm
As faithful to reality as war films may be, they are fiction and not to be confused with the real-life events that inspired them.
Published: July 08, 2011 at 11:00 am
Should Americans' constitutional right to free speech extend to lying about one's military service and honors, or lack thereof?
Published: May 05, 2011 at 8:50 pm
Military leaders are called on to make tough calls - and then stand by those decisions.
Published: March 03, 2011 at 3:52 pm
The motivations behind warfare are many, from a sense of patriotism to the chance for adventure and perhaps darker reasons.
Published: January 06, 2011 at 5:29 pm
Though the word "battle" calls to mind history's great conflicts on land, humankind's battles at sea have been every bit as decisive and consequential.
Published: November 03, 2010 at 4:29 pm
History is sometimes messy, and historians would do well to keep that in mind when seeking to create order from chaos.