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History Faculty Member Has Two Articles Published

William J. AstoreTwo articles written by William J. Astore, associate professor of history at Pennsylvania College of Technology, were published recently in a newspaper and a print journal.

The Dallas Morning News printed “Aboard the USS Ameriprise,” Astore’s look at U.S. military missions overseas through the lens of “Star Trek,” as a full-page feature essay in its April 12 edition.

Astore’s article on President Barack Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan, as seen through the lens of Mary McCarthy’s writings on Vietnam, was published in the May issue of Le Monde diplomatique (English edition). Its title is “Obama’s Afghanistan? Seven Lessons and a Few Questions for the U.S. President.”

Both pieces were published originally in TomDispatch.com, for which Astore is a frequent guest author.

Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, holds a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford (1996). 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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