Accession Number : ADA209681


Title :   The Harmon Memorial Lectures in Military History 1959-1987


Descriptive Note : Special studies


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF AIR FORCE HISTORY WASHINGTONDC


Personal Author(s) : Borowski, Harry R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a209681.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 611


Abstract : Military history is no longer a compartmentalized area of study with a myopic focus on battlefield tactics and outcomes that pays little heed to societal influences. The new military history, born in the 1960s, recognizes that military history is as much a product of social factors--such as politics and economics--as a shaping influence on society. Lt. Gen. Hubert R. Harmon, first superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, was a strong advocate of the study of military history to both understand the world we live in and to shape its destiny. As a tribute to his distinguished career, the Academy started a military history lecture series named after him in 1959. This volume consolidates all the Harmon Lectures through 1987, grouping them by theme. The lectures cover a wide range of topics and eras from revolutionary America and tsarist Russia to contemporary problems in twentieth century warfare and U.S. Air Force doctrine. Keywords: Lectures, Military art, Military science, Military forces(United States), Biographies, Leadership, Soldiers, Military strategy, Military tactics, Military doctrine, Lessons learned.


Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED , *HISTORY , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY OPERATIONS , AIR FORCE , MILITARY STRATEGY , POLITICAL SCIENCE , LEADERSHIP , SOCIETIES , ARMY PERSONNEL , MILITARY DOCTRINE , BATTLEFIELDS , MILITARY TACTICS , UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY , LECTURES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE