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ROUNDTABLE: REMEMBERING SIR MICHAEL HOWARD (1922–2019)   By Texas National Security Review

In 1967, the professor of war studies of King’s College London, then still an integral part of the University of London, was invited to give the ninth Harmon Memorial Lecture in Military History at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Ostensibly speaking about “Strategy and Policy in 20th-Century Warfare,” the speaker, Michael Howard, used this occasion to make a plug for widening military history to become more of a historiography of war. ...Read more >

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THE HARMON MEMORIAL LECTURES IN MILITARY HISTORY, 1988–2017  By Lt Col Mark E. Grotelueschen, PhD, USAF, Retired

In the inaugural Harmon Memorial Lecture of 1959, appropriately entitled “Why Military History?,” Professor Wesley Frank Craven discussed the unprecedented interest in military history that had arisen in the United States during the two decades since the start of World War II. After noting that previous generations included “many reputable historians who argued that ...Read more >

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MICHAEL HOWARD AND THE DIMENSIONS OF MILITARY HISTORY  By Hew Strachan

In early 2002, Sir Lawrence Freedman invited me to deliver that year’s Liddell Hart Lecture at King’s College London. Only after I had accepted, did he reveal that the invitation came with a caveat: I had no choice as to the subject. I was to speak about Sir Michael Howard, whose 80th birthday would fall on 29 November 2002, and the dimensions of military history. Freedman thought this particularly appropriate because I had just taken up the Chichele Professorship of the History of War ...Read more >

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THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY IN RETROSPECT : ORGANIZATION OF A SUCCESSFUL COUNTERINSURGENCY EFFORT  By R. W. Komer

Like many other insurgent movments in Asian colonies of the Western powers, the Malayan insurgency grew out of one of those anticolonial movments of the 1920s which took the Russian Revolution as their source of ...Read more >

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A CONVERSATION WITH GEN.KHALID KIDWAI  By Khalid Kidwai

Since 1988 when both India and Pakistan tested nuclear explosive devices there has been one central figure whose vision and leadership has shaped Pakistans nuclear ...Read more >

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CONSIDERING WHY WE LOST  By Tami Davis Biddle

In his high profile book, Why We Lost, Lieutenant General (Retired) Daniel Bolger argues the US Army stayed too long in the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters, becoming mired in wars it was illequipped to fight. ...Read more >

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THE USE AND ABUSE OF MILITARY HISTORY  By Professor Sir Michal Howard

This artice is based on a lecture by Professor Sir Michal Howard to the Royal United Service Institution on 18 oct 1961 and published in their journal No 107 in Feb ...Read more >

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DOES MILITARY CULTURE MATTER ?   By Williamson Murray

History with its grim landscape of defeated armies and shattered nations, would certainly suggest that military culture matters. But how and why that is so is not entirely ...Read more >

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THE USE AND ABUSE OF MILITARY HISTORY  By michael howard

For military histories with backgrounds as professional soldiers, the idea of military history having a "use" is a perfectly natural ...Read more >

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OVERVIEW & DISCUSSION SAMS MISSION  

What is SAMS New Army Leader Development ...Read more >

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WHY MILITARY HISTORY  By Josiah Bunting

"Military history" continued the speaker, since it deals with war, is unpopular, and probably more so today tham at any other ...Read more >

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THE NATURE AND NATURE OF MILITARY GENIUS : DEVELOPING SENIOR STRATEGIC LEADERS FOR THE POSTMODERN MILITARY  By Jeff Geraghty

The United States government increasing uses its military to meet nvel demands through activities such as humanitarian relief, nation building, and partnership capacity ...Read more >

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WHY MILITARY HISTORY MATTERS  By Mark Grimsley

Of all fields history, military history is among the most popular. In most bookstores it is not uncommon for half the history section to be devoted to books about great commanders, campaigns, ...Read more >

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A GUIDE TO THE STUDY AND USE OF MILTARY HISTORY  By John E. Jessup

On 6 June 1944, as the allied forces began the invasion of Normandy, General George S. Patton. Jr. wrote to his son, then a cadet at United States Military Academy, that "to be a successful soldier, you must know ...Read more >

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REDRESS OF PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION : THE CLARION CALL  By Charles D. Allen

In 1908, the americam short story writer O.Henry penned "The Clarion Cell". This title has bocome synonymous with a powerful request for action or an irresistible ...Read more >

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