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Professor (recently retired), Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College

• Airpower
• World War II
• Contemporary Conflict

Dr. Conrad Crane recently retired from the Strategic Studies Institute of the Army War College, after 24 years, including a stint as Director of the US Army Military History Institute and teaching student seminars. Before that he served 26 years of active duty in the Army, including 12 years teaching history at the US Military Academy at West Point, eventually leading the Military History division. He has written extensively on airpower and landpower subjects, including books and monographs on the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and more contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Too Fragile to Fight: Could the U.S. Military Withstand a War of Attrition? War on the Rocks, May 9, 2022

Korean War Economic Mobilization is More Relevant to the Current Pandemic than World War II, War on the Rocks, May 6, 2020

Lessons from the First Time Russia Accused the United States of Biowarfare, War on the Rocks, March 23, 2022

American Airpower Strategy in World War II: Bombs, Cities, , Civilians and Oil, University Press of Kansas, April 5, 2016

American Airpower Strategy in Korea, 1950-1953, University Press of Kansas, October 2, 2020

LinkedIn: @conrad-crane

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