Marvin Pokrant
Joseph Carignan

Carignan on Pokrant, 'New Principles of War: Enduring Truths with Timeless Examples'

Marvin Pokrant. New Principles of War: Enduring Truths with Timeless Examples. Lincoln: Potomac Books, An imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2021. 376 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-64012-222-2.

Reviewed by Joseph Carignan (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2023) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Webinar: Towards a Renewed Foreign Policy and a Limited but More Lethal Military Strategy

Join the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) on January 25, 2023 at 12:30 pm (EST) for the webinar titled: "Towards a Renewed Foreign Policy and a Limited but More Lethal Military Strategy: Two American National Security Lessons Learned from Defeat in Vietnam, Incompetence in Iraq, and Humiliation in Afghanistan." This discussion will be led by ASMEA officers and military veterans Prof. Mark T. Clark and Prof. Joseph M. Skelly.

Special issue of JMSS on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Dear Readers,

The University of Calgary's Journal of Military and Strategic Studies has just published a special issue on the current war in Ukraine with contributions from Geoffrey Roberts, Paul Robinson, Andrej Krickovic and Richard Sakwa, Andrei Tsygankov, Olayinka Ajala and Alexander Hill (guest editor). The contents of the special issue are as below. All articles are free to download. All of the articles in one way or another challenge the dominant Western narratives on the causes of and course of the war to date.


Alexander Hill

David Stahel
Theodore Karamanski

Karamanski on Stahel, 'Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942'

David Stahel. Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. 560 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-24952-6.

Reviewed by Theodore Karamanski (Loyola University Chicago) Published on H-Environment (November, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Re: Price on Meilinger, 'Thoughts on War'

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this review.

I was very glad to see included section about military involved in politics. One essential point, which such brief review did not note, is the rationales and historical reasons why US military turned away from involving itself, overtly, into politics. This is an area deserving more substantive presentation and shows why that divide line is and remains important to the conduct of military affairs by the US.

These short reviews cannot always do the sort of exploration some subjects deserve; this area is one of those.

Phillip S. Meilinger
Brian R. Price

Price on Meilinger, 'Thoughts on War'

Phillip S. Meilinger. Thoughts on War. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2020. 308 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-7889-9.

Reviewed by Brian R. Price (Air University) Published on H-War (November, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version:

ANN: The UK, the French World and the Fourth Republic

The United Kingdom and the French world during the Fourth Republic

Hybrid conference (Zoom & Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens)

Friday 30 September (Logis du Roy)


9.40. Welcome and introduction, Mélanie Torrent (UPJV) & Andrew Williams (St Andrews)

10.00-11.30Keynote lecture

Chair : Mélanie Torrent, UPJV

Martin Evans, University of Sussex/ Whiteness, consumerism, colonialism: Britain, France and the Re-Mapping of Global Boundaries 1945 – 60


11.30-11.45 Break


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