Shouldn’t Historians Be Free to Ask Important Officials Tough Questions?
by John Prados
That’s a pertinent issue in the wake of the decision of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations to invite David Petraeus as a keynote speaker.
SOURCE: Special to HNN
More fallout from SHAFR's decision to invite David Petraeus as keynote speaker
by John Prados
In an open letter to the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, a leading foreign policy historian says the group has shown poor judgment.
SOURCE: Protest Group
Young historians don’t want David Petraeus to keynote the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
They object to his role in the Iraq War disaster. 277 scholars – young and old – have signed an open letter protesting Petraeus’s selection.
SOURCE: Tom Dispatch
Nick Turse denounces celebrity generals who cash in on their fame
by Nick Turse
In an article in TomDispatch Turse reminds us that contemporary generals like David Petraeus have taken a markedly different path than Ike and George Marshall.
David Petraeus says of all the people profiled in obits in the NYT he’d want to have dinner with U.S. Grant
"In my view, Grant stands alone among American military leaders as hugely impressive at all three levels of war:"
SOURCE: Commentary Magazine
The Pentagon’s Misplaced Priorities
by Max Boot
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is thinking of penalizing David Petraeus once again. This is wrong.
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