The San Diego World Affairs Council presents the
Distinguished Speaker Series
Gregory A. Daddis, Ph.D.
SDSU Director of Center for Military History & USS Midway Chair in Modern U.S. Military History; West Point graduate and US Army colonel (ret.) - Vietnam War & Cold War scholar (five books); recipient of the 2022-2023 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
"Facing Frustration and Failure – What We Can Learn from the American Experience in Vietnam"
HALL OF NATIONS, BALBOA PARK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
FREE FOR MEMBERS | $10 FOR NONMEMBERS
This presentation offers five perspectives on how US leaders and personnel in Vietnam handled their frustrations in a long, destructive war. It suggests that how Americans responded to the limits of their own power—both at home and abroad—shaped the nature of their participation in a Vietnamese conflict, offering important insights for today as the United States continues to employ military force abroad in support of its global foreign policy.
ABOUT GREGORY DADDIS, PH.D.
Gregory A. Daddis is a professor of history at San Diego State University and holds the USS Midway Chair in Modern US Military History. Daddis joined SDSU after directing the MA Program in War and Society Studies at Chapman University.
Prior, he served as the Chief of the American History Division in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. A retired US Army colonel, he deployed to both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Daddis specializes in the history of the Vietnam Wars and the Cold War era and has authored five books, including Pulp Vietnam: War and Gender in Cold War Men's Adventure Magazines (2020) and Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam (2017).
He has also published numerous journal articles and several op-ed pieces commenting on current military affairs, to include writings in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and National Interest magazine. Daddis is the recipient of the 2022-2023 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
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