A presentation based on a famous essay written by Sir Michael Howard, "THE USE AND ABUSE OF MILITARY HISTORY" by Michael Howard (armywarcollege.edu)
- Operational history provides critical insights from past military strategies and tactics, fostering learning and improvisation for future endeavors.
- The study of war changes with time and cultures, highlighting the need for historians to explore societal and warfare transformations.
- Transition to non-state warfare demands an understanding of social, political, and intellectual history alongside traditional operational history.
- Current conflicts involve non-state actors and political violence, requiring war historians to examine these aspects.
- A multidisciplinary approach encompassing operational history, enemy history, and socio-political context is crucial for successful military operations.