Professor Klaus Larres and the Lecture Series
“The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War & Beyond”
National History Center Trustee
Professor Richard H. Kohn
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Six Myths about Civil/Military Relations in the United States
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Hamilton Hall, Room 569
UNC Chapel Hill
No RSVP necessary.
Video available afterwards at
Richard Kohn is professor emeritus at UNC Chapel Hill. A specialist in American military history and civil-military relations, he was the Chief of Air Force History for the USAF, 1981-1991. From 1992-2006 he chaired Carolina’s Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense (PWAD) and from 1992-2000, headed the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS). He currently serves on the board of trustees of the National History Center of the American Historical Association. Richard Kohn’s writing and teaching has focused on American war making, national security policy, and the connections between war, the military, and American society. In recent years his concentration has been on civilian control of the military. He has published widely on these topics and since the 1970s has made numerous contributions to the nation’s debates about military engagements abroad and civil-military relations. In view of current developments in world politics in the Middle East and elsewhere, this talk is particularly relevant to global affairs.