A recurring theme in military history scholarship involves the relationship between technology and human genius in determining the outcome of armed conflict. While many military thinkers place significant importance on the human element, others emphasize technological advantage. The outcome of the 1592-98 Imjin War between Korea and Japan offers a compelling case study for evaluating their relative importance.
Complementary Keys to Naval Victory
During the late 16th century, Korea relied on a tactical genius—Admiral Yi Sun-sin—who knew how to make the most of his navy's technological advantages to turn back two Japanese invasions.
By Heidi Holz