Hi Shawn, Nice post at the link you gave us. A sophisticated argument, if we think it "art" why do we study it so little? because it is not quantifiable, and thus reducible to our empirical methods...which btw have served us so well the last 16 years.
If we could only find the right metrics we can win, right? No, wrong.
Fort Leavenworth, KS,
where what my department attempts is theory as study...and that includes military history broadly conceived and taught.