* Note: Links to Published Works are Embedded in the Blue Text



Mud, Blood, and Oil Paint: The Remarkable Year that Made Winston Churchill

          University Press of Kentucky, Forthcoming Spring 2024



Patton: Battling with History

          The University of Missouri Press, April 2020




The First Space War: How the Patterns of History and Principles of STEM Will Shape Its Form (with T.K. Rogers)

          Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019



21ST Century Patton: Strategic Insights for the Modern Era

          Annapolis, MD: US Naval Institute Press, 2016



Journal Articles 


When The Fans Didn't Go Wild: the 2020 MLB Season as a Natural Experiment on Home Team Performance  (with Elliott B. Fullmer)

          ​Baseball Research Journal, Fall 2021


Symposium on Synthetic Experiences: How Popular Culture Matters for Images of International Relations (with Paul Musgrave)

          International Studies Quarterly, March 2019


Synthetic Experiences: How Popular Culture Matters for Images of International Relations (with Paul Musgrave)

          International Studies Quarterly, Volume 61, Issue 3, December 2017


The Imitation Game: Why Don’t Rising Powers Innovate Their Militaries More? (with Yu-Ming Liou and Paul Musgrave)

          Washington Quarterly, Fall 2015



Burke and Clausewitz on the Limitation of War (with Brian Smith)

          Journal of International Political TheoryOctober 2015



Patton as a Counterinsurgent?: Lessons from an Unlikely COIN-danista

          Small Wars Journal, Volume 10, Number 1, January 2014



Statesmanship and the Problem of Theoretical Generalization (with Brian Smith)

          Polity, Volume 42, Number 2, April 2010

Media Appearances


George S. Patton: A Complicated, Gifted, but Egotistical General, Interview 

          Constant Wonder, Episode 952, April 2021


Studying Patton, Interview

          Law and Liberty Podcast, January 2022


Patton (1970), Interview

          Based on a True Story Podcast, July 2020

Tom Clancy, National Security Advisor?, Interview

          National Public Radio – Catskill Review of Books, November 2017


All Quiet on the Dunkirk Front, Interview

          Small Wars Journal, September 2017


Reviewing 21st Century Patton: Strategic Insights for the Modern Era, Interview

          Strategy Bridge, July 2017


Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona, Featured Historian

          ZDF Network, December 2016

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Episode 350: 21st Century Patton, Interview

          Midrats Radio, September 2016

Review Essays 


Through a Glass, Darkly: Strategic Perspective(s) for an Uncertain World

          ORBIS, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp. 287-294, Spring 2015


Reassessing the Outbreak of the Great War and its Implications for International Politics

          ORBIS, Volum57, Issue 1, pp. 187-196, Winter 2013

Policy and Commentary Pieces


Churchill’s War on Lice: The Neglected Art of Caring for People

          From the Green Notebook, 11 October 2020


What in Conservatism Should be Conserved? (with Martin Skold)

          The Bulwark, 18 September 2020


What’s Left to Conserve? (with Martin Skold)

          The Bulwark, 7 August 2020


What the “West Wing” Can Tell Us about the West Wing (with Paul Musgrave) 

          Washington Post, Monkey Cage, 22 January 2018 

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Building a U.S. Army of 125,000 Spartans, Part II: Responding to My Critics

          Real Clear Defense, 24 March 2014


Building a U.S. Army of 125,000 Spartans

          Real Clear Defense, 6 March 2014


10 Good Reasons to Save the A-10 

          Real Clear Defense, 27 January 2014


Godspeed Liaoning! 

          Center for International Maritime Security, 24 January 2014

Book Reviews


Review –​ Just War and Ordered Liberty

     Author: Paul Miller

          Law and Liberty, November 2021


Review –​ Comprehensive Judgement and Absolute Selflessness: Winston Churchill on Politics as Friendship

     Author: John von Heyking

          Law and Liberty, October 2021


Review –​ The Art of War in the Age of Peace: U.S. Grand Strategy and Resolute Restraint

     Author: Michael O’ Hanlon

          Law and Liberty, September 2021


Review –​ The United States Army and the Making of America: From Confederation to Empire, 1775-1903

     Author: Robert Wooster

          Law and Liberty, June 2021


Review –​ Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War

     Author: James Kitfield

          U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, May 2017


Review ​ The Secret War

     Author: Max Hastings

          The Washington Post, July 2016


Review –​​ Front Burner: Al-Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole

     Author: Commander Kirk S. Lippold USN (R)

           U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, March 2013


Review –​ Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States Before World War I

     Author: Dirk Bönker

          Michigan War Studies Review, February 2013


Review –​ Find, Fix, Finish: Inside the Counterterrorism Campaigns that Killed Bin Laden and Devastated Al Qaeda

     Author: Aki Peritz and Eric Rosenbach

          U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, January 2013


Review –​ The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran

     Author: David Crist

          U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, November 2012


Review –​ Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA

     Author: Joby Warrick

          U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, November 2011


Review –​ Counterinsurgency, by David Killcullen and Exporting Security: International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the U.S. Military 

     Author: Derek Reveron

          The Guardian Anti-Terrorism Journal, p 29Spring 2011