Medieval, Military, and History News of Interest…

As 2012 draws to a close, there are so many items to blog, and so little time…

To begin, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the passing of Norman Schwarzkopf, who was a larger-than-life figure from my childhood. And while there are many conflicting opinions regarding what his actual role and effectiveness was in planning and executing the campaign in 1990-1991, I think that, on balance, as the commander of a complex coalition one couldn’t have asked for much more from a general. With that in mind, here’s an WP article on his passing, a round-up of reactions to him, a thoughtful article about the larger legacy of the Gulf War to untreated veterans (read this!), and a very short PBS obituary. RIP, General.

Here’s a roundup of some links and stories that have caught my eye in the last month or so–enjoy!

Happy New Year!