Security in the 21st Century: Dr. Donald Stoker, Professor of National Security and Strategy, NDU

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Security in the 21st Century: Dr. Donald Stoker, Professor of National Security and Strategy, NDU

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN (October 28, 2021) – Episode 20 of Security in the 21st Century is out today! In this episode, Dr. Loftus interviews Dr. Donald Stoker, author of “Why America Loses War: Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present.” Topics of conversation include limited war, strategy, Afghanistan, US foreign policy, Gray-Zone Conflict and Hybrid War, and great power competition.

The aim of the Marshall Center’s Security in the 21st Century video podcast is to engage in conversations with professionals from different sectors of society such as government, academia, international organizations and the private sector to achieve an integrated approach to security. (DOD video by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mikki L. Sprenkle)

Dr. Donald Stoker was Professor of Strategy and Policy for the U.S. Naval War College program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from 1999 to 2017, and Distinguished Visiting Fulbright Professor of Political Science at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria, during the 2017-2018 academic year. He is the author or editor of eleven books. His Carl von Clausewitz: His Life and Work (Oxford University Press, 2014), is on the British army professional reading list. His The Grand Design: Strategy and the US Civil War, 1861–1865 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010), won the prestigious Fletcher Pratt award for the best nonfiction Civil War book of 2010, was a Main Selection of the History Book Club, is on the U.S. Army Chief of Staff’s reading list, and is a common text in history and strategic studies courses. His Why America Loses Wars: Limited War and U.S. Strategy from the Korean War to the Present, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. He is revising the manuscript for his most recent book: Purpose and Power: American Grand Strategy in Peace and War, 1775–2021.


This interview reflects the views of the contributors and are not necessarily the official policy of the U.S. Department of Defense or its components, United States, Germany, or any other governments.

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October 27, 2021 - October 28, 2021
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