About a year ago I wrote in these pages that before coming co the Naval War College I had heard some criticism of the curriculum's emphasis on the lessons of history to the neglect of preparation for the present. I found, I noted then, that a judicious balance has been struck between both needs. I went on to discuss our recurring themes as they illuminate problems that have historically taxed the genius of our statesmen and military men and that need continual resolution in every age. I described the way the study of these themes is integrated into, indeed constitutes almost half of, our 10-month curriculum.
Welch, Edward F. Jr.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 34
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol34/iss2/1