Category: Military History

An Excerpt from “Future Peace,” by Robert H. Latiff

Today’s militaries are increasingly reliant on highly networked autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and advanced weapons that were previously the domain of science fiction writers. In a world where these complex technologies clash with escalating international tensions, what can we do to decrease the chances of war? In Future Peace, the eagerly awaited sequel to Future War, Robert […]

An Excerpt from “More Precious than Peace,” by Justus D. Doenecke

In More Precious than Peace, the long-awaited successor to his critically acclaimed work Nothing Less than War, Justus D. Doenecke examines the entirety of the American experience as a full-scale belligerent in World War I. This book covers American combat on the western front, the conscription controversy, and scandals in military training and production. Doenecke explores the […]

Book Launch for “Future Peace: Technology, Aggression, and the Rush to War”

On Monday, April 11, 2022, 4:30–6:30 p.m. EST, the John R. Reilly Center and the Notre Dame International Security Center will co-host a book launch for Future Peace: Technology, Aggression, and the Rush to War by Robert H. Latiff, published by University of Notre Dame Press. The event will be held at Foley’s, O’Neill Hall at the University of Notre […]

The Fight for More Ethical Technology in “Future Peace,” by ND Professor Robert H. Latiff

In a world where complex technologies clash with escalating international tensions, how can artificial intelligence be trusted? Today, there are more than six hundred Department of Defense projects that are looking to incorporate artificial intelligence into warfighting. According to Sue Halperin in a recent article in The New Yorker, the rise of A.I. is rapidly changing how enemy intelligence […]

An Interview with Justus D. Doenecke, Author of “More Precious than Peace”

Justus D. Doenecke is professor emeritus of history at New College of Florida. He is the author of numerous books including Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939–1941, winner of the Herbert Hoover Book Award, and Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America’s Entry into World War I. We were […]

An Interview with Robert H. Latiff, Author of “Future Peace”

Major General (Ret.) Robert H. Latiff is adjunct professor with the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame and research professor at George Mason University. Future Peace is the eagerly awaited sequel to his critically acclaimed book Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield. Here is […]

An Excerpt from “No Bridges Blown” by William B. Dreux

When William B. Dreux parachuted into France in 1944, the OSS infantry officer had cinematic visions of blood-and-guts heroics, of leading the French Maquis resistance forces in daring missions to blow up key bridges and delay the German advance. This isn’t the glamorized screen-ready account he expected; this is the real story. No Bridges Blown is […]

Enter to Win a Copy of “No Bridges Blown”

In honor of Victory in Europe Day, we are giving away a copy of No Bridges Blown: With the OSS Jedburghs in Nazi-Occupied France by William Dreux. No Bridges Blown is a rediscovered classic of military history back in print for the 75th anniversary of World War II. When William B. Dreux parachuted into France […]