Association of the US Army

Controversial and Unconventional Leaders of the US Army

C-SPAN filmed the talk that I gave last month on my new book, Edward M. Almond and the US Army: From the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps, hosted by the Association of the United States Army - AUSA National in Washington, DC.   They will air on the dates and times (all times Eastern) below on American History TV on CSPAN3.There were two panels, and I was the second presenter in the first panel.

Panel 1 , Controversial and Unconventional US Army Leaders, aired Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at 5:05 p.m. 

Panel 2, US Army Challenges from the 1940s to Today, aired Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at 9:20p.m.  @cspanhistory


Beyond Task Force Smith: Lessons of Unpreparedness for War

  I presented a lecture titled "Beyond Task Force Smith: Lessons of Unpreparedness for War in Korea" for the USAWC Non-Resident Class of 2019 on July 15, 2019. Task Force Smith, a hastily assembled task force based on the understrength, underprepared 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, fought bravely but futilely against an overwhelming North Korean enemy. The lack of readiness for war went well beyond one unfortunate infantry battalion, however.  This lecture examined the period between 1945 and 1950 and the competing domestic, political, military and strategic priorities the led to Army-wide lack of readiness. 

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