Josiah Bunting III

Josiah Bunting III

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Josiah Bunting III is president of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in New York City. Before taking up his duties at the foundation, he served as superintendent of his alma mater, the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. A Rhodes Scholar, he served as an infantry officer in Vietnam (1967– 68) and as an assistant professor of history at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is the author of six books including The Lionheads, a novel of the Vietnam War, and a recent biography of Ulysses S. Grant written for Arthur Schlesinger’s series on the American presidency. He is currently completing a biography of George C. Marshall, army chief of staff during World War II and secretary of state (1947– 49). Bunting lives with his family in Fauquier County, Virginia.

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The Federal Republic of Germany: No Nukes, now or ever

by Josiah Bunting IIIvia Strategika
Friday, December 4, 2015

In 1997, the writer spent several weeks at the Bundeswehr University in Munich, exploring a possible exchange of cadets with the Virginia Military Institute.

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Reflections on the Military and Society

by Josiah Bunting IIIvia Strategika
Monday, July 27, 2015

The question, “Are there new dangers of the military bifurcating along ideological grounds, between traditionalists and those who wish to update military protocols to accommodate social and political agendas?” interests me because I have spent much of my life as a member of the military establishment—and also as a student, writer and biographer, professor and critic, of its members past and present.

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Strategika: “A World of Nuclear Instability” with Josiah Bunting III

by Josiah Bunting IIIvia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Examining the Prospects for the Future Use of Nuclear Weapons.

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The Risks of Expanding the Nuclear Club’s Membership

by Josiah Bunting IIIvia Strategika
Sunday, June 1, 2014

Vladimir Putin’s indifference to the bleating admonitions of Western leaders will persist. These, and the President’s pathetic warnings that have followed, have all the credibility of promising a Red Line in Damascus.