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A nation must think before it acts.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, hear a gripping account by John Maurer of the decisions that led to war and grapple with the changing strategic environment between the summer of 1940 and December 1941. Maurer holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is the author or editor of books examining the outbreak of the First World War, military interventions in the developing world, naval arms control between the two world wars, and a study about Winston Churchill’s views on British foreign policy and grand strategy. At the Naval War College, he teaches a popular elective course on Churchill and grand strategy. He has received both the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Superior Civilian Service Award.