Military art and science
Aug 7, 2012 — Keegan spent his life studying war, but he never fought in one and described himself as more or less a pacifist. The British military historian, who died last week at age 78, chronicled the history of warfare from Alexander the Great to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
May 1, 2010 — Carthaginians vs. Romans at Cannae. English vs. French at Agincourt. Confederacy vs. Union at Chancellorsville. In Outnumbered, author Cormac O'Brien details 14 David and Goliath battles in which underdog forces overcame extraordinary odds to prevail against much stronger opponents.
Oct 21, 2009 — P. W. Singer explores the advances of robotics in warfare in his book Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and 21st Century Conflict.
Jan 22, 2009 — Robot soldiers are no longer just the stuff of sci-fi fantasy. As technological warfare expert P.W. Singer explains in his new book, Wired For War, some military tasks previously assigned to humans are now being handled by machines.
Aug 23, 2007 — Oxford professor and author Hew Strachan talks about his book, Clausewitz's On War: A Biography. It's part of the Books that Changed the World series.
Apr 15, 2005 — U.S. Marine Corps Col. Thomas Hammes discusses the Iraqi insurgency and reports about possible rifts among insurgent fighters. Hammes is an expert on guerrilla warfare and the author of The Sling and The Stone: On War in the 21st Century.
Nov 18, 2004 — NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Marine Corps Col. Thomas Xavier Hammes, a counter-insurgency specialist, about the current situation in Iraq. Hammes is the author of The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century.