Martin van Creveld

Dr. Martin van Creveld, formerly of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is one of the world's leading writers on military history and strategy, with a special interest in the future of war. He is fluent in Hebrew, English, German, and Dutch, and has taught numerous courses throughout his distinguished career including Clausewitz on War, Women and War,and The Privileged Sex. He has authored twenty books. The most important among them are Supplying War (1978), Command in War (1985), The Transformation of War (1991), The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat from the Marne to Iraq (2006), and The Culture of War (2008). He has also published extensively on other subjects, including the history of the state, women’s history and feminism, and American history. Between them, these books have been translated, or are being translated, into seventeen languages.

Military historian Martin van Creveld argues that women’s presence in the military is little but an expensive charade.