This volume examines the state of the art in modern military history, and the utility of the subject as a training, educational, and policy-relevant tool for professional armed forces. The contributing authors represent an impressive cross-section of prominent academic and official historians recognized as leading scholars in the study of military history. Part 1 explores the state of military historical writing in Britain and the U.S., and Part 2 illustrates the utility of the historical method in analyzing command decisions, providing an "institutional memory" for a wide range of policy, command, and operational problems, and its application in specific subjects.
Author: David Charters
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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