2009 Events

    • Colonel Bart Howard U.S. Army
    • Special Assistant to the SACEUR (Supreme Allied Commander Europe)
    • Military History, and the American Experience: A Soldier’s personal reflection
    • Date & time: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2009
    • Location: 142 Goldwin Smith Hall
    • Colonel Bart Howard has seen the military as a private soldier, a junior officer in tactical combat, and now as a senior officer working at the highest levels of strategic decision-making. In this lecture, he discusses what he has learned at each level about the American Experience of War.

      Col. Howard believes that citizens of a democracy must understand the true nature of warfare, for war is and always has been a political undertaking. Likewise, military leaders must understand and appreciate the realities of the political world.

      He thinks it is dangerous that the study of military history seems to be in decline. Now more than ever, it is important to have an open dialogue between the people of a democracy and those that conduct military operations.

      Cornell Sun's report on Colonel Howard’s talk

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