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History Faculty Member Featured on BBC Radio Program


William J. AstoreA Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member was interviewed recently for BBC Radio 4’s “The World Tonight.”

During an interview conducted by host Brian Hanrahan, William J. Astore, associate professor of history and a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, provided commentary on recent U.S. and NATO military actions in Afghanistan.

The program initially aired Aug. 3 and can be accessed through BBC Radio 4’s Web site .

The BBC, a United Kingdom public service broadcaster, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world.

Astore holds a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford. He has taught military cadets at the Air Force Academy and officers at the Naval Postgraduate School.

His books and articles, focusing primarily on military history, include “Hindenburg: Icon of German Militarism” (Potomac Press, 2005).

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