http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/167695 Professor Brian Glyn Williams, author of Counter Jihad. The American Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria (December 2016), has produced a thoroughly researched summery of the fall of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Williams summarizes the role of American Special Forces in training, advising, and most importantly targeting insurgents for US air and […]
Another Surge in Afghanistan Would Be Folly. I Should Know—I Was Part of the Last One. A boots-on-the-ground analysis. Another Surge in Afghanistan Would Be Folly. I Should Know—I Was Part of the Last One.
In this hard-hitting and blunt essay, Professor of History Emeritus Michael H. Hunt, from the University of North Carolina, evaluates the career of his former history Ph.D. student (and now head of the National Security Council) Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. McMaster’s 1997 book, Dereliction of Duty, took aim at the LBJ administration and the Joint […]
Nick Sarantakes, a military historian at the U.S. Naval War College, has recently published an insightful four part blog article on the state of Military History in universities and in the government. The article highlights the historiography of the topic, quoting many leading historians in the field and the debates over the state and future […]
New book probes Indian Island guerrilla atrocity
Thanks to all who made it out to the book signing Friday. Cristina and I enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Special thanks to the Wine Spot for hosting and Jonny Salizzoni for catering.