Lessons of War

Burke Chair reports on the Lessons of War analyze current and recent U.S. military operations

These reports record, assess, and analyze knowledge gained from U.S. military experiences in a rapidly evolving warfighting environment. Reports in this section are informed by a wide array of inputs, from U.S. military and civilian ground experience to comparison to historical data and trend analysis. Implications on future warfighting and war planning constructs — as well training, equipment, and personnel asset requirements — are all brought to bear. Issues covered in these reports include but are not limited to, ongoing lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; lessons of international cooperation in counterterrorism; lessons of the Global War on Terror; and lessons of intelligence successes and failures.