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Hoover Daily Report items by Brigadier General H. R. McMaster

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February 17, 2003

Kicking the Vietnam Syndrome

Rather than helping us avoid folly, the symbolic memory of Vietnam poses a danger.

October 28, 2002

A Call for a Broad View

Revisiting why intelligence indicators did not generate warnings and defensive action before December 7, 1941, seems relevant to September 11, 2001.


April 16, 2012 | Advancing a Free Society

Consolidating Gains and Hardening the Afghan State Against Organized Crime and Enemy Subversion

The mass murder attacks against our own nation on September 11, 2001 and subsequent attacks on other nations including the U.K., Spain, and India, demonstrate clearly the importance of denying transnational terrorist organizations access to the resources, freedom of movement, safe havens, and ideological space they need to plan, organize, and conduct these attacks...


May 12, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

H.R. McMaster: The Warrior's-Eye View of Afghanistan

The two-star general wrote the book on Vietnam and showed the way for the surge in Iraq. Now he's back from 20 months in Afghanistan—and says the war can be won...

Other Media

April 1, 2009 | World Affairs Journal

The Human Element: When Gadgetry Becomes Strategy

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the political debates concerning the nature and scope of U.S. involvement in those countries, have resurrected the “lessons” of Vietnam once again...

June 19, 2007 | PBS


What went wrong, and way, in America's tragically failed effort to find a strategy for success in Iraq...