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Letter from Military History - May 2012

Michael W. Robbins | 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.

Letter from Military History - March 2012

Michael W. Robbins | 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.

Letter from Military History - January 2012

Michael W. Robbins | 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.

Letter from Military History - November 2011

Michael W. Robbins | 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.

Letter from Military History - September 2011

Michael W. Robbins | 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?

Letter from Military History - July 2011

Michael W. Robbins | Published: May 05, 2011 at 8:50 pm
Military leaders are called on to make tough calls - and then stand by those decisions.

Letter from Military History - May 2011

Michael W. Robbins | 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.

Letter from Military History - March 2011

Michael W. Robbins | 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.

Letter from Military History - January 2011

Michael W. Robbins | 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.

Letter from Military History - November 2010

Michael W. Robbins | Published: September 01, 2010 at 3:00 pm
The World War II histories of a pivotal hill along the Normandy coast points to the fluctuating nature of facts themselves.

Letter from Military History - September 2010

Michael W. Robbins | Published: July 09, 2010 at 3:07 pm
To a field army, the weather can be both ally and enemy, playing a pivotal role in the outcome of a conflict.

Letter from Military History - July 2010

Michael W. Robbins | Published: May 07, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Military memoirs, while invaluable for understanding what happened on the field of battle, should be taken with a grain of salt.

Letter from Military History - May 2010

Michael W. Robbins | Published: March 04, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Emotions, while certainly less definable than facts, are certainly a factor historians must consider in any understanding of the roots and course of military conflict.

Letter from Military History - March 2010

Michael W. Robbins | Published: January 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm
Oral history is often engaging, but it must be verified. Thus, fact-checking is the onerous unseen task that stands behind responsible publishing.

Letter from Military History – January 2010

Michael W. Robbins | Published: November 05, 2009 at 4:43 pm
The actions of individual soldiers can have as decisive an impact on military history as high-level strategic and tactical decisions.

Letter from Military History - November 2009

Michael W. Robbins | Published: September 01, 2009 at 2:23 pm
Though the immediacy of historical battles may be lost, the battlefields themselves remain as sobering evidence of the conflicts that once raged across them. Staff rides present opportunities to learn the historical context while experiencing those places firsthand.
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