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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.