John F. Guilmartin's Publications:
Gunpowder and Galleys: Changing Technology and Mediterranean Warfare at Sea in the Sixteenth Century, Cambridge University Press, 1974; United States Naval Institute, Revised edition, 2003
America in Vietnam: The Fifteen Year War, New York: Military Press 1991
A Very Short War: The Mayaguez and the Battle of Koh Tang, Number Forty-six: Texas A&M University Military History Series (1995). Foreword by John Keegan.
Galleons and Galleys: Gunpowder and the Changing Face of Warfare at Sea, 1300-1650, Cassell (2002) Part of The History of Warfare series edited by John Keegan.
Final Report of the USAF Academy Risk Analysis Study Team, Deputy for Systems, Aeronautical Systems Division, one of ten co-authors (Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio: August, 1971)
Helicopters: (The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War, Vol 11), with Michael O'Leary. New York: Bantam Books 1988.
A Historical Chronology of the Space Shuttle, from the earliest beginnings through letter contract finalization, July 1973: an analytical compilation of key technical, political and policy events, Vol. I-V, co-authored with John W. Mauer (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Texas: December 1988)
Weapons, Tactics and Training, Gulf War Air Power Survey Report, Vol. IV, primary author and editor-in-chief (Washington, D.C.: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1993)
"Aspects of Airpower in the Spanish Civil War," The Aerospace Historian, Vol. IX, No. 2 (April, 1962), pp. 83-6.
"The Tactics of Overland Combat Aircrew Recovery: Operations Against North Vietnamese Forces," (SECRET, downgraded to unclassified by automatic declassification schedule), co-authored with Russell W. Vick, Aerospace Commentary (the classified edition of Air University Review, the professional journal of the U.S. Air Force), Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter, 1968).
"The Early Provision of Artillery Armament on Mediterranean War Galleys," The Mariner's Mirror, Vol. 59, No. 2 (August, 1973), pp. 257-80.
"The Tactics of the Battle of Lepanto Clarified: The Impact of Social, Economic, and Political Factors on Sixteenth Century Galley Warfare", New Aspects of Naval History: Selected Papers Presented at the Fourth Naval History Symposium, United States Naval Academy 25-26 October 1979. Edited by Craig L. Symonds. Annapolis, Maryland: the United States Naval Institute, 1981. pp. 41-65.
"Os Canhões do Santíssimo Sacramento," Carlos Eduardo de Ribas Guedes, tr., and "The Guns of the Santíssimo Sacramento," Navigator, Subsídios Para a História Maritima do Brasil, No. 17 (January-December, 1981), published simultaneously in Brazilian Portuguese and English, pp. 3-43 (Portuguese), pp. 45-82 (English).
"The Cannon of the Batavia and the Sacramento: early modern cannon founding reconsidered", The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration,1982, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 133-144.
"The Harrier: V/STOL Vindicated," Air University Review, Vol. XXXIII, No. 6 (September-October, 1982), pp. 71-79.
"The Guns of the Santissimo Sacramento", Technology & Culture, 1983, Vol. 24, Number 4, pp. 559-601.
"The South Atlantic War: Lessons and Analytical Guidepostsa Military Historian's Perspective," The Regionalization of Warfare: the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, Lebanon and the Iran-Iraqi Conflict, James Brown and William P. Snyder, ed. (New Brunswick, New Jersey; 1985), pp. 55-75.
"Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Nature of Naval Warfare," Valley Forge Journal (1987), pp. 308-319.
"Early modern naval ordnance and European penetration of the Caribbean: the operational dimension," The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration (1988) Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 35-53.
"Terrorism: Political Challenge and Military Response," William P. Snyder and James Brown, ed., Defense Policy in the Reagan Administration (Washington, D. C.: National Defense University Press, 1988), pp. 115-142.
"Ballistics in the Black Powder Era: a cursory examination of technical factors influencing the design of ordnance and of the emergence of ballistics as an applied science," Royal Armouries, Conference Proceedings 1, Robert D. Smith, ed. (HM Tower of London, England, 1989), pp. 73-98.
"Ideology and Conflict: The Wars of the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1606," The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. XVIII, No. 4 (Spring, 1988), pp. 721-747, republished in The Origin and Prevention of Major Wars, Robert I. Rotberg and Theodore K. Rabb, ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 149-175.
"The Cutting Edge: An Analysis of the Spanish Invasion and Overthrow of the Inca Empire, 1532-1539", Transatlantic Encounters: Europeans and Andeans in the Sixteenth Century; (Kenneth J. Andrien and Rolena Adorno, eds.), Berkeley, University of California Press, 1991, pp. 40-69.
"Bombing the Ho Chi Minh Trail: A Preliminary Analysis of the Effects of Air Interdiction," Air Power History, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Winter 1991), pp. 3-17.
"The Logistics of Sixteenth Century Warfare at Sea: The Spanish Perspective," John Lynn, ed., Feeding Mars: Logistics in Western Warfare from the Middle Ages to the Present (Boulder, Colorado; Westview Press, 1993), pp. 109-136.
"Technology and Strategy: What Are the Limits," Two Historians In Technology and War: Sir Michael Howard, John F. Guilmartin, Jr. (Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania: U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, July 20, 1994), pp. 11-46.
"Guns and Gunnery," Richard Unger, ed., Cogs, Caravels and Galleons: The Sailing Ship 1000-1650, in Conway's History of the Ship, Robert Gardiner, series ed. (London: Conway Maritime Press, 1994), pp. 133-150.
"The Military Revolution: Origins and First Tests Abroad," The Military Revolution Debate: Readings on the Military Transformation of Early Modern Europe, Clifford J. Rogers, ed. (Boulder, Colorado; Westview Press, 1995), pp. 299-333.
"Schmalkald War," Encyclopedia of the Reformation, (Oxford and New York; Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 15-16.
Rocket Science: Engineering Better Artillery, Tooling for War: Military Transformation in the Industrial Age, Stephen D. Chiabotti, ed. (Chicago, Illinois: Imprint Publications, 1996), pp. 153-65.
"Light Troops in Classical Armies," Soldiers at the Interface: The Military and Conflict Between Cultures, James C. Bradford, ed. (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1997), pp. 17-48.
The ICBM and the Cold War: Technology in the Drivers Seat,MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Spring 1997), pp. 52-61.
"The Galley in Combat", MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Volume 9, Number 2, (Winter 1997), pp 20-21.
"Technology and Asymmetrics in Modern Warfare," Challenging the United States Symmetrically and Asymmetrically: Can America be Defeated?, Lloyd J. Matthews, ed. (Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute Press, 1998), pp. 25-56.
Venice and Her Enemies, 1453-1573: A Case Study in Strategic Flexibility, The Mediterranean as an Element of Maritime Power (Rome: Ufficio Storico della Marina Militare, 1998).
"The Earliest Shipboard Gunpowder Ordnance: An Analysis of Technical Parameters and Tactical Capabilities," Proceedings of the XXIVth International Congress of Military History (Lisbon: Centro Cultural de Belém, 1999).
"Air Force," "ARC LIGHT," "B-52," "Casualties" (co-authored with Kelly Evans-Pfeifer), "COMMANDO HUNT," "FLAMING DART," "F-111," "Helicopters," "LINEBACKER and LINEBACKER II," "MENU," "Monsoon," "NIAGRA," "PIERCE ARROW," RANCH HAND," and "ROLLING THUNDER" Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, Stanley I. Kutler, ed. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons [Simon and Schuster MacMillan], 1996).
"Aerial Weapons," "Airborne Troops," "Aircraft," "Artillery," "Ballistic Weapons," "Fortifications," "Incas," "Infantry Weapons," "Nuclear Weapons," "Siege Weapons," "'Smart' Weapons," and "The Most Important Military Innovations," The Reader's Companion to Military History, Geoffrey Parker and Robert Cowley, eds. (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996).
Armed Forces and Violence, The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions, Jack A. Goldstone, ed. (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998), pp. 21-24 and 514-515.
Eighteen articles covering World War II aircraft for Encyclopædia Britannica and posted on Britannicas world-wide web site commemorating the 54th anniversary of the 6 June 1944 Normandy Invasion. Individual articles addressed the U. S. B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, B-25 Mitchell, B-26 Marauder, C-47 Skytrain and CG-4 transport glider; the British AVRO Lancaster, Handley-Page Halifax, DeHavilland Mosquito, Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, Hawker Typhoon and Airspeed Horsa transport glider; and the German Messerschmitt Bf-109 and Focke-Wulf Fw-190
Air Warfare and Air Warfare Strategy, The Oxford Companion to American Military History, John Whiteclay Chambers, II, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
Review of Geoffrey Symcox, The Crisis of French Sea Power 1688-1697, From the Guerre d'Escadre to the Guerre de Course (The Hague; Martinus Nijhoff, 1974), Canadian Journal of History, Vol. XI, No. 2 (August, 1976), pp. 244-46.
"Social Change and Military Service: The Integration of Women Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy," Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 54, No. 5 (September-October, 1983), pp. 574-581, an essay review of Judith Stiehm, Bring Me Men and Women: Mandated Change at the U.S. Air Force Academy (Berkeley:University of California Press, 1981).
"Small Wars and Large Lessons: Battle History and Historical Awareness," Air University Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 2 (January-February, 1984), pp. 107-111; an essay review of Edward J. Drea, Nomonhan, Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939 (Leavenworth Papers No. 2; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Combat Studies Institute, 1981) and relevant periodical literature.
"Johnny Reb and Billy Yank: Culture and Tactics in the Civil War," Air University Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 5 (July-August, 1984), pp. 97-99; an essay review of Grady McWhiney and Perry D. Jamieson, Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage (University, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1982), co-authored with Klaus J. Schiffler.
Review of Jack Beeching, The Galleys at Lepanto (New York, 1983), The Catholic Historical Review (April 1984), pp. 340-42.
Review of James C. Hazlett and M. Hume Parks, Field Artillery Weapons of the Civil War (Newark, N. J.; University of Delaware Press, 1983); The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 50, No. 4 (November 1984), pp. 656-7.
Review of William S. Maltby, Alba: A Biography of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Third Duke of Alba, 1507-1582 (Berkeley;University of California Press, 1983); The Catholic Historical Review (January, 1986), pp. 128-30.
Review of Charles Grayson Summersall, CSS Alabama: Builder, Captain, and Plans, (University, Alabama; The University of Alabama Press, 1985); The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 53, No. 2 (May 1987), pp. 334-35.
Review of Simon Pepper and Nicholas Adams, Firearms and Fortifications: Military Architecture and Siege Warfare in Sixteenth-Century Siena (Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1986); The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 465 (January 1988), pp. 128-30.
Review of Archer Jones, The Art of War in the Western World (Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1987), The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. XIX, No. 4 (Spring 1989), pp. 654-7.
Review of Cynthia J. Eiseman and Brunilde S. Ridgway, The Porticello Shipwreck: A Mediterranean Merchant Vessel of 415-385 B.C. (College Station; Texas A&M University Press, 1987), Technology and Culture, Vol. 30, No. 3 (July 1989), pp. 668-9.
Review of John H. Pryor, Geography, technology and war: Studies in the maritime history of the Mediterranean 649-1571 (Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1988), The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. XX, No. 3 (Winter 1990), pp. 466-68.
Review of Jean Boudriot, The Seventy-Four Gun Ship: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Naval Architecture, David H. Roberts, tr., 4 vol. (Paris; Jean Boudriot Publications, and Annapolis, Maryland; Naval Institute Press), Technology and Culture, Vol. 32, No. 2, Part 1 (April 1991), pp. 440-41.
Review of James R. Wilson, Landing Zones: Southern Veterans Remember Vietnam (Durham, North Carolina, and London; Duke University Press), The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 58, No. 3 (August 1992).
Review of Carel de Beer, ed., The Art of Gunfounding: The Casting of Bronze Cannon in the 18th Century (Rotherford, East Sussex; Jean Boudriot Books, 1991), Technology and Culture, Vol. 33, No. 3 (July 1993), pp. 693-94.
Review of Arden Bucholz, Moltke, Schlieffen and Prussian War Planning (Oxford and New York; Berg Publishers, Inc., 1991), Technology and Culture, Vol. 34, No. 4 (October, 1993), pp. 955-56.
"America in Vietnam: A Working Class War?," Reviews in American History, Vol. 22, No. 2 (June 1994), pp. 322-27; an essay review of Christian G. Appy, Working Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam (Chapel Hill, North Carolina; 1993).
Review of Roger C. Smith, Vanguard of Empire: Ships of Exploration in the Age of Columbus (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993), American Historical Review, Vol. 99, No. 4 (October 1994), pp. 1306-7.
Review of Michael Mollat de Jourdan, Europe and the Sea, Teresa Lavender, tr. (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1993), The International History Review, Vol. XVII, No. 1 (February 1995), pp. 115-116.
Review of R. A. Stradling, The Armada of Flanders: Spanish Maritime Policy and European War, 1568-1668 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), in The Journal of Military History, Vol. 59, No. 2 (April 1995), pp. 328-29.
Review of Robert C. Post, High Performance: The Culture and Technology of Drag Racing 1950-1990. (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994), in Technology and Culture, Vol. 36, No. 4 (October 1995), pp. 1024-26.
Review of Lucette Vanensi, The Birth of the Despot: Venice and the Sublime Porte, Arthur Denner, trans. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1993), and Palmira Brummett, Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery (Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1994), The International History Review, Vol. XVII, No. 4 (November 1995), pp. 772-775.
Review of Brian M. Downing, The Military Revolution and Political Change: Origins of Democracy and Autocracy in Early Modern Europe (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992) and David B. Ralston, Importing the European Army: The Introduction of European Military Techniques and Institutions into the Extra-European World, 1600-1914 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990), The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. XXV, No. 3 (Winter 1995), pp. 267-69.
Comment on Joe Dunn, In Retrospect in Context: Robert S. McNamara, Military Strategy and the Literature, Journal of the Vietnam Veterans Institute, Vol. 5, Numbers 1-4 (1996), pp. 19-24.
Review of Curt Johnson and Richard C. Anderson, Jr., Artillery Hell: The Employment of Artillery at Antietam. (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1995) in The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 62, No. 3 (August 1996), pp. 594-595.
Review of Brenda J. Buchanan, ed., Gunpowder: The History of an International Technology. (Bath: Bath University Press, 1996) in Technology and Culture, Vol. 39, No. 3 (July 1998), pp. 547-549.
Review of Gregory Hanlon, Twilight of a Military Tradition: Italian Aristocrats and European Conflicts, 1560-1800, (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1998) in The Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. XXX, No. 3 (Fall 1999), pp. 849-850.
Review of Rhoads Murphey, Ottoman Warfare, 1500-1700, (Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1999) in The Middle East Journal, Vol. 54, No. 2 (Spring, 2000), pp. 314-315.
Review of B. G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley, Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation was Robbed of its Heroes and Its History (Dallas, Texas: Verity Press, 1998) in The Journal of Military History, Vol. 64, No. 3 (July, 2000), pp. 910-911.
Review of Thomas C. Hone, Norman Friedman and Mark D. Mandeles, American and British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919-1941 (Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1999) and Thomas Wildenberg, Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower (Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1998), in Technology and Culture, Vol. 41, No. 4 (October, 2000), pp. 841-43.
Art and text consultant and graphics contributor to Time-Life Books for The Armada (1981) and The Venetians (1980) in The Seafarers series.
Art and text consultant to Time-Life Books for Soldiers of Fortune (1981) and The Helicopters (1982) in The Epic of Flight series.
Consultant to Boston Publishing Company for Rain of Fire, the second air war volume in The Vietnam Experience series (1985).
Consultant for Eagle Engineering, Inc., Houston, Texas (1986) [As part of the NASA-sponsored investigation of the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger].
Consultant to Time-Life Books for military aspects of A Soaring Spirit and Empires Ascendant in the Time Frame series (1987).
Consultant to Time-Life Books for The New Face of War series (1991).
Consultant to eHistory.com, Columbus, Ohio, for the development of distance learning courses in military history.
"Cultural Factors in Sixteenth Century Mediterranean Naval History," 1970 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Session 9, "Multi-Cultural Revisions of Mediterranean History," Professor Robert Schwoebel, Chair (December 28, 1970).
Commentator, "The Turbulent Border: Spain'sb North African Frontier at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century," Annual Conference of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (henceforth SSPHS), Lexington, Kentucky (March, 1977).
Introduction and Commentary, "Corsairs in the XVIIth Century: Moroccan and Spanish Perspectives," SSPHS session, AHA Annual Meeting, Dallas (December 29, 1977).
A series of three invited lectures at the Museu Naval, Rio de Janeiro, for the Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha, the Historical Service of the Brazilian Navy, addressing the application of nautical archaeology to the study of maritime history. The lectures were based on analysis of artifacts from the Portuguese galleon Santíssimo Sacramento, lost in 1668, recovered by Brazilian Navy divers under archaeological supervision during 1976-71, and studied in situ at Salvador, Brazil (October 24, 25 and 26, 1978).
"The Tactics of the Battle of Lepanto Clarified: The Impact of Social, Economic and Political Factors on Sixteenth Century Galley Warfare," U.S. Naval Academy Fourth Naval History Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland (October 26, 1979).
"The Historical Origins of Air Force Leadership," USAF Squadron Officers School (the leadoff academic lecture for the eight and one half week course for selected junior officers, given six times annually), 1980 through spring 1983; the last appearance as an invited outside lecturer.
"Changing Technology and the Profession of Arms: 1914 and Today," USAF Air Command and Staff College, classes of 1980, '81, and '82.
"The Care and Feeding of XVIth Century Galley Crews: Dietary and Economic Input, Physiological and Military Output," Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, invited lecture presented under joint History Department and Department of Sociology sponsorship (April 21, 1981).
"On War: the Significance of Carl Maria von Clausewitz and His Work," USAF Air War College, Montgomery, Alabama, annually, 1981-1992; the lectures for the classes of 1985 to 1992 were presented as an invited outside lecturer.
"Military Leadership and History," USAF Air Command and Staff College, (the leadoff academic lecture for the nine month course), classes of 1981, '82, '83, and '84; the last appearance as an invited outside lecturer.
Chair, "The Role and Organization of the Military," Nuclear Deterrence: Implications and Policy Options for the 1980s, International Standing Conference on Conflict Studies, an invitational conference jointly sponsored by North East London Polytechnic and the School of Peace Studies, University of Bradford (Danbury Park, Essex, United Kingdom: September 5, 1981).
"A Case Study in the Application of Technological Historical Analysis of Early Modern Naval Ordnance: The Cannon of the Portuguese Galleon Santíssimo Sacramento, Lost off Salvador, Brazil, in 1668," 1982 Annual Meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology and Conference on Underwater Archaeology, Philadelphia (January 7, 1982).
"Military Experience, the Military Historian and the Reality of Battle," invited paper presented as a guest of the Shelby Collum Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University (October 8, 1982).
"The Earliest Origins of the Space Shuttle: Abstract Precursors to Concrete Reality," lunch talk for the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Chapter of the American Institute for Astronautics and Aeronautics (LBJ Space Center, Houston; October 12, 1983).
Chair and Commentary, "The Norman Conquest of England," The Charles Homer Haskins Society for Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Angevin history, Second Annual Conference (University of Houston, Houston, Texas; November 12, 1983).
"The European Military Revolution of the Middle Ages: Causes, Effects, and Consequences," invited presentation at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (June 6, 1984).
"Technology, Primary Group Cohesion, and Tactics as Determinants of Success in Weapons System Design: a Historical Analysis of an Interactive Process," co-authored with Daniel W. Jacobowitz, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (Washington, DC; August 31, 1984)
"Clausewitz and Jomini: an Analysis of Contrasting Approaches to the Theory and Practice of War," USAF Air Command and Staff College, annually 1984-89 and 1992; the lectures for the classes of 1985 to 1990 were presented as an invited outside lecturer.
"The Impact of Technology on War," Rice University Scientia colloquium invited lecture (September 10, 1985).
"Ideology and Conflict in the Sixteenth Century, Christianity versus Islam: The Wars of the Ottoman Empire from the Capture of Constantinople, 29 May 1453, to the Treaty of Zsitva-Torok, 11 November 1606," at the Journal of Interdisciplinary History-sponsored by-invitation conference, "The Causes and Prevention of Major Wars," the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire (October 22-24, 1986).
"Naval Ordnance in the European Penetration of the Caribbean: the Operational Dimension," invited guest lecture for HM Royal Armouries and the Nautical Archaeological Society, presented at the conference "Guns from the Sea: Ships Armaments in the Age of Discovery, Current Research and New Discoveries in Early Artillery," (November 22, 1986).
"Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Nature of Naval Warfare," presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association as part of the Panel "Concepts of the Nature of War: Theorists' Assumptions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," Chicago, Illinois (December 28, 1986).
"Ballistics in the Black Powder Era," invited guest lecture for HM Royal Armouries, presented at the conference on artillery and fortifications, held at Fort Nelson, near Portsmouth, England (November 29, 1987).
"Napoleon's Operational Art," USAF Air War College, invited lecture for the class of 1987.
A three lecture series entitled "Positional and Guerrilla Warfare in the Early Modern World: A Matter of Balance," presented at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, March 2-4, 1988. The lectures were the core of a mini-course offered under the auspices of the Midwest Military History Consortium consisting of the University of Chicago, the Ohio State University and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
"The News Media, the Congress and the Public Debate of Foreign Policy Issues: a Personal Perspective," an informal invited presentation for the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (March 2, 1988).
"The Second Horseman: War, the Primary Causal Agent in History," invited lecture at the Texas A&M University Conference, What Is the Engine of History?, College Station, Texas (October 26-29, 1988).
"The, Technology, Taxonomy and Theory of War: A Clausewitzian Reassessment," invited lecture, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (November 10, 1988).
"Black Powder: Alchemy's Crown Jewel, or Midwife of Modern Science?" invited lecture for the Metropolitan Seminar for the History of Technology, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York (November 11, 1988).
"Air Interdiction; Bombing the Ho Chi Minh Trail as a Case Study: A Preliminary Analysis of U.S. Efforts to Impede the Flow of Supplies and Replenishment to Communist Forces in South Vietnam, 1965-1972," presented at the 1989 Meeting of the Southwest Social Science Association, Fort Worth, Texas, on the panel "Air Power and the War in Vietnam," co-sponsored by the Southwest Historical Association and the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces Society (March 29, 1989).
Panelist, "Mattingly's Armada After Thirty Years: What Is Happening in Armada Scholarship?," The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference and The Calvin Studies Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 28, 1989).
Chair of panel entitled "Warfare," The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference and The Calvin Studies Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 28, 1989).
"The Technology of Medieval Warfare at Sea," The Annual Meeting of The Medieval Academy, Vancouver, British Columbia (April 6, 1990).
"The Logistics of Early Modern Warfare at Sea: The Spanish Perspective," an invited paper for the biannual conference of the Midwest Military History Consortium, consisting of The University of Chicago, The Ohio State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Urbana-Champaign (October 5, 1990).
"Francisco Pizarro and the Overthrow of the Inca Empire," an invited informal presentation (in Spanish) at the Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, Seville, Spain (October 16, 1991).
"Victory Was Possible in Vietnam," an invited paper presented at The Tenth Presidential Forum on turning points in History; Mississippi State University (November 20, 1991).
Chair, Strategy and Fortifications in Early Modern Europe," Annual Meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, San Juan, Puerto Rico (April 25, 1992).
"1492-1992: Columbus and the Columbian Exchange," a lecture for the Otemon Gakun University [Osaka, Japan] 1992 Summer Seminar at the Ohio State University (August 5, 1992).
Uncertainty and Risk in War: The SS Mayaguez Incident and the Battle of Koh Tang as a Case Study, presentation for the USAF Air Command and Staff College Air Campaign Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (January 6, 1993).
Commentator, "The Mediterranean in the Age of Sail," Eleventh Naval History Symposium, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland (October 23, 1993).
"Technology and Strategy: What Are the Limits," presented at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute Fifth Annual Conference on Strategy, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania (27 April 1994).
"The Historiography and Substance of the Military Revolution," invited Society of Military History Luncheon Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois (January 6, 1995).
"Black Powder Ballistics and Bronze Cannon Founding in the Early Modern Era," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Colonial Maritime Association, Columbus, Ohio (February 25, 1995).
Commentator, "French Naval Reforms in the 17th and 18th Centuries," Twelfth Naval History Symposium, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland (October 26, 1995).
Commentator, "The Battle of Dien Bien Phu: A Reassessment of Why it Was Fought and an Examination of Its Legacy Since 1954," Annual Meeting of the American Historical Society, Atlanta, Georgia, (January 5, 1996).
Chair and Commentator, "Siege Warfare in Early Modern Europe and America," Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, Washington, DC, April 20, 1996).
The Strategy-Technology Nexus: A Technological Forecast in Intellectual and Social Context, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Conference, The Art of War in the 21st Century, Washington, DC (April 30, 1996).
Venice and Her Enemies, 1453-1573: A Case Study in Strategic Flexibility, The Mediterranean as an Element of Maritime Power Colloquium of the International Commission of Military History, Venice, Italy (September 17, 1996).
Chair and Discussant, Mutiny: Idea, Narrative, and Event in Ottoman Contexts, 16th-19th Centuries, Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Providence, Rhode Island (November 22, 1996).
"The State of Military History in North America: The Military Revolution Debate," L'Histoire militaire hors de Allemagne, Italié et dans le monde Anglo-Saxon, conference sponsored by the Centre d'études d'histoire de la Defénse (the Historical Branch of the French Ministry of Defense), Ecole Militaire, Paris, France (March 7, 1997).
Commentator, Seventeenth Century French Military Affairs, Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, Montgomery, Alabama (April 12, 1997).
Commentator, Pre-1700 Sail, United States Naval Academy Thirteenth Naval History Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland (October 4, 1997).
Chair and commentator, Naval Warfare and Technology in Pre-industrial Europe, Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia (November 8, 1997).
"Technology and Asymmetrics in Modern Warfare," U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute Ninth Annual Strategy Conference Challenging the United States Symmetrically and Asymmetrically: Can America Be Defeated?, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania (April 1, 1998).
Teaching the Air War, and Teaching Military Aspects of the Vietnam War, presented at the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University Conference for High School Teachers, Lubbock, Texas (June 12 and 13, 1998).
The Development of Gunpowder Ordnance at Sea, 1300-1600: Technological Parameters, Tactical Capabilities and Strategic Implications, XXIV Congress of the International Commission of Military History, Lisbon, Portugal (August 26, 1998).
The SS Mayaguez Incident: A Case Study in Decision-Making, U.S. Air Force Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, Florida (September 3, 1998).
Commentator, Problems In Defining Mutiny, Ohio State University Mershon Center Conference, Mutiny: Narrative, Event, and Context in Comparative Perspective, an International Conference, Columbus, Ohio. (October 11, 1998)
Commentator, Navigation, War and Science during the Old Regime, Geoffrey Symcox and Brett Steele organizers, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California Los Angeles Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth Century Studies, Los Angles (November 20, 1998).
U.S. Air Force. Combat Rescue Operations in the Vietnam War, from the First to the Last and Next, U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama (January 21, 1999).
The SS Mayaguez Incident and the Battle of Koh Tang: A Case Study in Dealing with Fog and Friction across Service Boundaries, U.S. Air Force Advanced School of Air Power Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (January 21, 1999).
Commentator, The Military History of British India, and Building Armies in Seventeenth Century Europe, Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, State College, Pennsylvania (April 16, 1999).
Air Power in Vietnam: Rolling Thunder, Linebacker and Linebacker II, presentation for U. S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College faculty colloquium, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (September 14, 1999).
The Limits of Technology in War, presentation for U. S. Air Force Air War College faculty colloquium, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (September 15, 1999).
Are There Heroes in Warfare? speaker and discussion leader at the Teaching Kids History conference of the American Council on History Education, Cincinnati, Ohio (November 13, 1999).
Commentator, "The State of the Art in Military History," Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois (January 8, 2000).
Commentator, New Takes on Old Questions: Research Frontiers in Early Modern Warfare, Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, Quantico, Virginia (April 29, 2000).
"The Sixteenth Century Revolution in Warfare at Sea," Annual Meeting of the Society of Military History, Calgary, Alberta (May 26, 2001).
Commentator, Topics in Naval History, Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, Calgary, Alberta (May 26, 2001).
"The Military Revolution, 1550-1650," United States Military Academy Summer Seminar, 2001, West Point, New York (June 6, 2001).
"Early Modern Naval Ordnance," Conference on Artifacts and Military Technology, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2001).
"Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christendom?" Autour de Lépante: Guerre et Géostratégie en Méditerranée au Tournant des XVIe et XVIIe Siecles, Conference of the Centre d'Études d'Histoire de la Défense (Historical Section of the Ministry of Defense), Paris (October 24, 2001).
"The American Edge: How the American Aviation Industry Saved the World for Freedom and Democracy with a bit of help from the United States Army Air Forces, the United States Navy and Great Britain!," Research Colloquium, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (December 4, 2001).