Robert Bateman

Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Bateman is an infantryman, historian and prolific writer.  Bateman was a Military Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and has taught Military History at the U.S. Military Academy. He is currently stationed in Washington, D.C.  Bateman has authored two books: "Digital War, A View from the Front Lines" (Presidio: 1999) and "No Gun Ri, A Military History of the Korean War Incident" (Stackpole, 2002). He's also contributed to or co-authored seven more.  Bateman's byline has appeared on more than 300 print and major national web site articles.

I was sitting in my "local" the other day after work. It is a pub called the "Lower Lode." It sits just across the Severn River from the Battlefield of Tewkesbury. I was thinking about the past. The...

And so, it begins. I have departed the Office of Net Assessment, OSD, and for the next four years, at least, I will serve the United States by serving with or among other nation's military forces....

I wrote this essay a little more than five years ago, back in April 2004. The story, however, is not dated. Like most soldiers, I've lost some of those I was connected to in these wars we have been...

Recently on an e-mail based discussion group in which I participate, there was some extended debate about how much language training was enough and which was more important, language training or...

Lawrence and his Message By Robert L. Bateman "Do not try to do too much with your own hands. Better the Arabs do it tolerably than that you do it perfectly. It is their war, and you are to help...

An editor somewhere at the New York Times should probably be very worried for his job right about now. Not because he or she missed a comma splice, or permitted a run-on sentence, that is actually...