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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 Winners, 2009-2010

Essay Contest Papers Top Level

Sponsored by the John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis

First prize:  $2000

“Containing the Atom:  Paul Nitze and the Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons” by Reid Pauly, Cornell University

Second prize:

"’We will continue to support the people of Nicaragua and its Sandinista People’s Army [...]’: Military aid from the GDR to the Sandinista government of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990” by Klaus Storkmann, Military History Research Institute, Potsdam

Third prize: $500

“Operation ‘ECLIPSE’ - The End of the Beginning” by Sheldon A. Goldberg, University of Maryland

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order)

  • “The Bomb and the Brass:  The President, Congress, and the Military in the Nuclear Era” by Benjamin K. Brady, University of Virginia
  • “Fighting for the Heart of Germany:  I (GE) Corps and NATO-planned Defense of the North German Plain in the 1960s” by Helmut Hammerich, Military History Research Office, Potsdam
  • “Tribute to the Tinkertoy:  The Navy’s Skyhawk Bantam Bomber” by James L. Holloway III
  • “Too Little, Too Late:  The CIA and US Counteraction of the Soviet Initiative in the Six-Day War, 1967” by Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem