The Abuse of Military History

Military history is essential for understanding our nation’s past, but what happens when this history is misused?

This program will examine the many ways that military history has been misused, distorted, or otherwise abused in our society, and to what ends.

An expert panel of military historians will discuss the extent of this abuse, the danger of it, and what, if anything, can be done to address it.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, US Army (ret), Professor, General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Jacqueline Whitt, Associate Professor of Strategy, United States Army War College
  • Dr. Chuck Steele, Associate Professor of History, United States Air Force Academy


All of the Virginia War Memorial’s livestreams are free and open to the public, though registration is required. Register early, as there is limited space to listen live.

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Contact Assistant Director of Education Morgan Guyer ( with any questions or issues with registration.