Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Combat Studies Institute is proud to announce that the Society of Military History has awarded the Inaugural Society for Military History-George C. Marshall Foundation Prize for the Use of Digital Technology in Teaching Military History to the interactive iBook Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan.  The award will be formally presented at the Society of Military History Convention, held from 3-6 April in Kansas City.

The Society for Military History in partnership with The George C. Marshall Foundation created a new prize to be awarded annually to an individual, group or institution that creates, designs and implements material for use in teaching military history utilizing evolving digital technology. This prize is intended to stimulate new thinking in how technology can be used to create new and better tools for studying military history.

Access the iBook at:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dr. Thomas Bruscino, SAMS Associate Professor of Military History, will receive the Society of Military History's Monado Award for his article "Naturally Clausewitzian: US Army Theory and Education from Reconstruction to the Interwar Years." The article was published in the Journal of Military History. He will be recognized during the 2014 Society of Military History annual meeting, 4 April at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.

CARL patrons can read this article online at:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Unleash the Dogs of War

The website Find My past in the UK searched their British newspaper collection and revealed the role of canines on the front line in World War I 1914-1918.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

CARL Documents and Archives is Closed til 2014

The CARL Third Floor, Documents and Archives, will be closed until February 2014. Due to Safety and Environmental issues generated by the current construction project on the CARL Roof, the Third Floor will be closed until the construction is finished, a safety inspection is completed, and the
environmental abatement/clean-up is finalized. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

CARL Closed Oct 26-28 due to mechanical issues.

Due to mechanical issues, the CARL will be closed thru Monday October 28. We will reopen at 0700 on Monday morning.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to unite the world of ideas to the world of policy by supporting pre-eminent scholarship and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to officials in Washington.

As both a distinguished scholar and national leader, President Wilson felt strongly that the scholar and the policymaker were "engaged in a common enterprise". Today the Center takes seriously his views on the need to bridge the gap between the world of ideas and the world of policy, bringing them into creative contact, enriching the work of both, and enabling each to learn from the other.

Articles from this site are available from CIAO and FAS.Many of the articles in the Wilson Quarterly can be viewed from this site or through EBSCO, GALE, or PROQUEST.

Monday, September 30, 2013

The American Presidency Project

The American Presidency Project is the only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database:

• The Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Washington - Taft (1789-1913)
• The Public Papers of the Presidents:
Hoover to G.W. Bush (1929-2007)
& Obama (2009)
• The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents:
Carter - G.W. Bush (1977-2009)
• The Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents:
Obama (2009-2012)

This should be a starting point for any research of US president. Read more at the American Presidency Project: The American Presidency Project

Monday, September 16, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month.  Are you prepared in case of an

Do you have a plan for your family?  Find out what to do at

How about your pets?  They should be prepared as well.

Get the family involved and turn it into a game

We've already seen many examples and reminders this month of disasters and
crises that can happen in the blink of an eye.  Don't wait until you need a
plan, to make a plan.


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