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.
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.
Published: February 27, 2009 at 6:13 pm
In an era of sophisticated electronic battlefield surveillance, does the tactical tradition of "surprise" cease to be relevant?
Published: November 26, 2008 at 1:12 pm
Proper military training has been a key to victory from the time of Philip of Macedon through the World War II Louisiana Maneuvers into present-day warfare