The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law presents "Conquered into Liberty: The Deep Origins of the American Way of War" with Eliot Cohen, professor of strategic studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. Refreshments provided.
Why do Americans wage war the way they do? Some point to the Civil War and World War II as the seminal events in our military history; others see the frontier contest between Native Americans and settlers as the crucible of the American approach to war. Professor Cohen offers another interpretation: that it emerged over a protracted struggle, both conventional and irregular, with the European masters of Canada, over a period of nearly two centuries, and that its focal point was the Great Warpath route between Albany and Montreal.
Cohen is the Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University and founding director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies.