Paul J. Springer

Senior Fellow - National Security Program

Research Areas:

Military, Drone warfare, Terrorism, Warfare

Paul J. Springer, a Senior Fellow in the FPRI Program on National Security, is a Professor of Comparative Military History at the Air Command and Staff College, located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He teaches courses on leadership, strategy, terrorism, and military history. Springer is the author of America’s Captives (University Press of Kansas, 2010); Military Robots and Drones (ABC-Clio, 2013); Transforming Civil War Prisons: Lincoln, Lieber, and the Laws of War (Routledge, 2014); and America’s Wars: A Military History of the United States, 1500-Present (Naval Institute Press, 2015). He is the series editor of Transforming War and The History of Military Aviation, both with the Naval Institute Press. His current research includes books on cyber warfare, military robotics, the West Point class of 1829, and higher education in the South from 1865-1900. He holds a PhD in history from Texas A&M, and has taught there and at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He has appeared as a consultant and interview subject for programs on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the National Geographic Channel.