The 100th anniversary of the war's armistice is a reminder that politics must be integral for military planning to rise to the level of strategy.
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Nov. 11 is the centennial Armistice Day, remembered as the day the Great War ended, but as a matter of U.S. domestic law, it dragged on for three more years.
The July Crisis is a case study of leaders failing to critically reassess their assumptions.
Geoffrey Corn, one of the Lawfare Book Review editors, offers a retrospective review essay on Jean Renoir's classic 1937 film set in World War I, La Grande Illusion
In 1917, Charles Evans Hughes declared that the “power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.” Here’s what he meant, and why we should care today.
Melvin Small reviews Michael S. Neiberg's account of how Americans reacted to World War I, and the impacts of that "largely forgotten" war in the shaping of modern America in The Path to War: How the First World War Changed America
On July 1, 1916, nearly two years into the Great War, British forces sought to break the stalemate of trench warfare on the Western Front by a "Big Push" at a hitherto quiet section of the front at the Somme. The result was a disaster in human and military terms, the worst single day in British military history.