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When The Cards Are Stacked Against You

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

On November 5, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln replaced General George McClellan with the bellicose General Ambrose Burnside as the head of the Army of the Potomac.

Analysis and Commentary

Ash Carter’s Speech: A Beginning, Not A Defeat, Of The Personnel Revolution.

by Timothy Kanevia Foreign Policy
Monday, November 23, 2015

[Subscription required] The reforms unveiled in the “Force of the Future” speech given by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on November 18th fell short of what many reformers hoped. 

In the News

Why Reagan Embraced Gorbachev

mentioning Robert Service, George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Friday, November 20, 2015

After President Obama concluded his nuclear agreement with Iran this summer, not only Obama’s supporters but even Brent Scowcroft, the national security adviser in two Republican administrations, compared the deal to President Ronald Reagan’s diplomacy with the Soviet Union.

Stalin’s Man in London

by Stephen Kotkinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 20, 2015

The debacle of Yalta was prepared well before Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin convened in 1945.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: “Radicals On Campus”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, November 20, 2015

How political correctness has come to dominate higher education.

In the News

Come To The Third Hoover Book Soiree: Edward Lucas On Cyberphobia

by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, November 20, 2015

The third in our series of our book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Office will take place on December 2, when Ben interviews Edward Lucas of the Economist about his new book, Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet.

Henry S. Rowen
In the News

Henry S. Rowen, Professor, Economist And Ex-President Of RAND, Dies At 90

featuring Henry S. Rowenvia The New York Times
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Henry S. Rowen, an economist and a military expert who led the RAND Corporation in the 1960s, expanding its research mission to include domestic policy, and who resigned abruptly in 1971 after a RAND copy of the top-secret Pentagon Papers was leaked to the news media by Daniel Ellsberg, died on Nov. 12 in Menlo Park, Calif. He was 90.

In the News

Hoover Fellow: ‘For Years I’ve Been Saying He’s Served Enough Time’

featuring Abraham D. Sofaervia JWeekly (CA)
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Three decades ago, Abraham Sofaer worked hard to put Jonathan Pollard behind bars. Now, with Pollard being set free after 30 years in prison, Sofaer is glad the affair is finally coming to an end.

Fall Retreat 2015

Podcasts From Hoover's Fall 2015 Retreat Now Available Online

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Hoover Institution held its annual fall retreat during October 19 and 20, 2015. It offered presentations by Hoover fellows on a wide range of public policy issues, from US and world history to foreign policy to education and health care and the economic challenges of the future. Below is a selection of podcasts from the conference.

Analysis and Commentary

What Would Eisenhower Do?

by Niall Fergusonvia National Review
Thursday, November 19, 2015

[Subscription required] American foreign policy today is in disarray. Faced with three major challenges to Western democracy — a restive Russia, an economically ascendant China, and Islamic extremism emanating from a strife-torn Middle East — President Obama has struggled to formulate a coherent strategy.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.