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Was George Washington a Strategic Genius?

Was George Washington a Strategic Genius?

Thomas E. Ricks | Columnist, Task & Purpose; Military history columnist, New York Times Book Review
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019   |   12:15 - 1:45 pm   |  SRH 3.122, The LBJ School

On February 21, 2019, the Clements and Strauss Centers welcomed Thomas E. Ricks, Columnist for Task & Purpose and Military history columnist for the New York Times Book Review, for a talk "Was George Washington a Strategic Genius?" at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Thomas E. Ricks is an adviser on national security at the New America Foundation, where he participates in its “Future of War” project. He was previously a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the prizewinning blog The Best Defense. Ricks covered the US military for The Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. Until the end of 1999 he had the same beat at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter for seventeen years. A member of two Pulitzer Prize–winning teams, he covered US military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He is the author of several books, including The Generals, The Gamble, and the number one New York Times bestseller Fiasco, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.