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In the News

Bidding farewell to Kofi Annan and Donald Rumsfeld

with George P. Shultzvia Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Two men whose names were known around the globe, and who held positions of power and authority, left office last week...

Analysis and Commentary

War: A Reader’s Guide

by Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, December 17, 2006

Theorists, novelists and partisans of all stripes have written on war...

In the News

Things Are Coming to a Head

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, December 15, 2006

If we add another 30,000 or so troops to Iraq, in a final effort to win the war, then we must change (widen) the rules of engagement...

In the News

The World War II Study Group

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Examiner
Tuesday, December 12, 2006

It was a couple of months after D-Day, the results of the European land war were awful — 2,500 casualties a day for allied forces — and Americans were getting jittery...

David M. Kennedy

Bring Back The Draft

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Edwin Meese III, David M. Kennedyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Under President Nixon, in 1973 the United States abolished the draft, moving to an all-volunteer armed forces. Now some—most notably New York congressman Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee—have called for a reinstatement of the draft. Is this a good idea? What lessons from history can we call on to help answer this question? And what impact would the reinstatement of the draft have on society as a whole and the military in particular? Peter Robinson speaks with David Kennedy and Edwin Meese. (33:11) Video transcript

In the News

Almost Everything Today

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, December 7, 2006

Sixty-five years ago today we were attacked at Pearl Harbor...

Analysis and Commentary

Our Pearl Harbor

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 7, 2006

On Dec. 7, 1941 - 65 years ago this week - pilots from a Japanese carrier force bombed Pearl Harbor...

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson on the ISG report released today

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hugh Hewitt Blog
Thursday, December 7, 2006

Joined now by Victor Davis Hanson, professor of classics, as well as a military historian...

In the News

Pearl Harbor Day 2006

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Thursday, December 7, 2006

The day after the devastating Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt addressed the Congress with his eloquent speech requesting a declaration of war...

Analysis and Commentary

The surrealism of Iraq

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, December 4, 2006

In Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five," the hero has a hallucination — or, perhaps, a vision...

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Military History Working Group


The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.