Potomac Institute Academic Fellow Williamson Murray recently co-authored a book on pivotal battles and conflicts that have helped shape the world today. Titled "Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes that Changed the World," Murray and fellow author James Lacey examine battles in B.C. and higher-tech conflicts of the 21st Century.
The book was recently reviewed in U.S News & World Report, and the importance of understanding how consequences from one battle have an impact on democracy and free market is just one of the key points highlighted. Some of the more recent battles covered, such as Operation Peach from the Iraq invasion, may be in too recent of history to accurately judge consequences, but pivotal points in war and conflict undoubtedly have a long term impact, the authors said.