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Gregory Daddis is an associate professor of history and director of Chapman University’s MA Program in War and Society. Daddis joined Chapman after having 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 has served in both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Daddis specializes in the history of the Vietnam Wars and the Cold War era. He has authored four books, including “Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam,” “Westmoreland’s War: Reassessing American Strategy in Vietnam” and “No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam War.” He has also published several op-ed pieces commenting on current military affairs, to include writings in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and National Interest magazine.