Accession Number:

AD1111818

Title:

Is it Important for Military Professionals to Study Military History

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

10

Abstract:

The question that has been asked over the ages is the reason to study history. Why is it important to know the past The tradition of writing history runs to the ancient ages. Herodotus in 5th century BC Greece wrote that he wrote his history in order to capture the glorious deed that the Greeks and the Barbarians had done, so that in later date their glory or follies are not forgotten Kelley, 1991. Therefore, the main purpose was the glorification of the deeds of the past along with the follies. However, Thucydides stated that history should be studied to interpret future better.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]