Published: April 30, 2015 at 8:52 pm
General James Mattis insists that a rigorous study of military history and shared knowledge from combat are equally essential elements of military training.
Published: February 25, 2015 at 4:13 pm
As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War draws to a close, historian James McPherson urges Americans to retain the lessons from that nation-shaping conflict.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 2:13 pm
National D-Day Memorial director April Cheek-Messier discusses the memorial and its unique relationship to neighboring Bedford, Va.
Published: October 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Imperial War Museum Director-General Diane Lees discusses the museum's revamped atrium and galleries and its ongoing activities tied to the World War I centennial.
Published: August 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm
In his new book War of Attrition, British historian William Philpott re-examines the causes, conduct and lasting effects of World War I.
Published: July 03, 2014 at 9:37 am
R. Scott Stephenson, director of interpretation and collections for the Museum of the American Revolution, looks toward the 2016 opening date.
Published: April 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm
Nick Mueller spirited the National WWII Museum from its 1990 conception to its 2000 opening, then through the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and now into its current multimillion-dollar expansion campaign.
Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Patrick Hallinan, executive director of Arlington National Cemetery, discusses the sesquicentennial of America's most hallowed ground and plans for its future.
Published: December 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm
On April 18, 1942, in the northwest Pacific, aviation legend Jimmy Doolittle and copilot Dick Cole led a flight of 16 B-25B bombers from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet bound for targets in Japan. Cole shares his memories of that historic raid.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm
As director of the Center of Military History, Robert J. Dalessandro is responsible for preserving and relating the peacetime and wartime history of the U.S. Army, a job the retired colonel takes very seriously.
Published: September 08, 2013 at 5:22 pm
In his new book Command and Control, author Eric Schlosser looks at the safety of the nation's nuclear arsenal, with a focus on the 1980 accident at a Titan II missile silo in Damascus, Ark.
Published: July 03, 2013 at 5:24 pm
In his new book Through the Perilous Fight, author Steve Vogel looks at the six weeks in 1814 that proved critical in the United States' follow-up war with Britain.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Parker's research links global climate change to widespread warfare in the 17th century. (Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW)In his big new book, Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century, distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker addresses a very big subject: …
Published: February 28, 2013 at 11:39 am
Pulitzer Prize–winning author-historian Rick Atkinson has completed the final volume of his Liberation Trilogy, a history of the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II.
Published: January 04, 2013 at 1:17 pm
For his new book My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan combined thorough research with extraordinary fieldwork to illuminate the American Revolution and draw ties to the present.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 5:24 pm
Archivist and veteran Doug Sterner has spent more than a decade compiling a thorough awards database for American military personnel that stretches back to the Civil War.