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Bradley L. Coleman
John A. Adams Center
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Virginia Military Institute
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Lexington, VA  24450

Adams Center Essay Contest

The John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis sponsors an annual scholarly essay contest, with topics focusing on the U. S. military in the Cold War years (1946-1991).

For information about the contest contact:

Bradley L. Coleman, Director, Adams Center

Contest Winners by Year
2004-05,   2005-06,   2006-07,   2007-08,   2008-09,   2009-2010,  2010-2011 

Full-Text Papers (Alphabetical by author)

Allen, Neil. “Past Experience Merges with Current Circumstances during Two Cold War Interwar Periods”.
Andy, Joshua. “A Comparative Study of Military Spending in the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev and in the United States under Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-1961”.
Bacevich, Andrews. "Elusive Bargain: The Pattern of U. S. Civil-Military Relations since 1945"
Bakich, Spencer D. "Strategy in the Shadow of Threat: America and China in Korea and Vietnam"
Bielakowski, Alexander M. “U.S. Army Mechanized Reconnaissance during the Cold War, 1946-1990”
Bright, Christopher J. "When Ding Dong Rang the Bell. The U.S. Air Force and the Genie Nuclear Air-to-Air Rocket"
Bradbeer, Thomas G. "The Seeds of Our Destruction: The United States and the Battle of Dien Bien Phu"
Coleman, Bradley L. "Recovering the Korean War Dead, 1950-1958: Graves Registration, Forensic Anthropology, and Wartime Memorialization”
Colella, Robert A. "The Suez Crisis 1956: Rational Actors...Irrational Decisions"
Curatola, John M.  "The Atomic Air Offensive and the Change in American Military Traditions 1945-1950"
Deaile, Melvin G. III. “The SAC Mentality: The Development of Organizational Culture within Strategic Air Command, 1948-51”.
Dean, Robert K. The Quiet Death of Universal Military Training: How America Lost an Opportunity to Close Civil-Military Gap"
Friedman, Hal M. "Reactions: Lessons of the Korean War and the Public Debate over Containment and American National Military Strategy, 1950-1955"
Gole, Henry G. “General William DePuy: His Relief of Subordinates in Combat”
Higby, Patrick. “Promise and Reality: Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-To-Air Combat”.
Hudson, Walter M. “Decentralization and Democracy in the U.S. Zone of Occupied Germany after World War II”.
Jacobs, Leland. "The Cold War Comes to Lincoln: The Lincoln Air Force Base, 1952-1966"
Jones, D. Some Play Chess, Others Play Checkers:   An Analysis of the Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies in Malaya and Vietnam and the Implications of Success and Failure
Jones, Matthew. “Targeting China: US Nuclear Planning and ‘Massive Retaliation’ in the Far East, 1953-1954”
Kim, Jinwung. “A Policy of Amateurism: Rice Policy of the U.S. Army Military Government in Korea, 1945-1948”
Kim, Jinwung. "Political Implications of Farmland Policy of the U.S. Army Military Government in Korea, 1945-1948"
Kuehn, John T. "Navy Peacetime Aerial Reconnaissance During the Late Cold War in the Soviet Far East Military District and South China Sea"
Martin, Justin D. "Another Way to Peace: Ronald Reagan and Grand Strategy, 1981-1984"
Milne, David.  “‘Our equivalent of guerrilla warfare:’ Walt Rostow and the Bombing of North Vietnam, 1961-1968”
Palmer, Michael A. "The Genesis of the Sixth Fleet: The U. S. Navy and Early Cold War Foreign Policy in the Mediterranean, 1946-1948"
Pash, Melinda. All for the Fight?: Mustering in for the Korean War
Pomeroy, Steven A. “A Quiver of Golden Arrows: The Evolution of American Mobile Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles”
Prados, John. “Pitfalls in Knowing Your Enemy”.
Seipp, Adam R. "In a Foreign Land: GIs, West Germans, and Refugees in Franconia, 1945-60"
Stringer, Kevin D. The Light Infantry Division: Cold War Chimera
Trauschweizer, Ingo W.  “Learning From Allies: The U.S. Army and the Bundeswehr in the Cold War”
VanderGiesen, William. "American National Security and the Philippines, 1957-1961"
Walker, David M. “Eisenhower and Nuclear Transformation: an (Abortive) Revolution in Military Affairs”
Ward, Thomas J., Jr. Detachment Number 1: African-American Prisoners at Camp 5 during the Korean Conflict
Werrell, Kenneth P. “The Sanctuary That Wasn’t: The Myth and Reality of the Communist Sanctuary during the Korean War”
Westermann, Edward B. “Relegated to the Backseat: Farm Gate and the Failure of the Air Advisory Effort in South Vietnam, 1961-1963”