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Dr. Donald Stoker (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya, Naval Postgraduate School)NEWPORT, R.I. -- C-Span 3 (American History TV) will broadcast Dr. Donald Stoker's lecture on North Vietnamese strategy during the Vietnam War on Saturday, March 10 at 8 and 12 p.m. eastern time, and on Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m. eastern time.

Stoker is a member of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) program faculty. The lecture was filmed at the Naval Postgraduate School on Nov. 18, 2011 as part of the NWC Strategy and War course, one of four courses required to complete the NWC Command and Staff diploma available to eligible students attending NPS.

After the broadcasts, Dr. Stoker's lecture will be available on C-Span's website.
 
C-Span taped Professor Donald Stoker's lecture after his most recent book, The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War, won the 2010 Fletcher Pratt Award for the best non-fiction book on the Civil War. The Grand Design was also chosen as a Main Selection of the History Book Club, and as an Alternate Selection for both the Book of the Month Club and the Military History Book Club.
 
Since joining the NWC Strategy and Policy faculty in 1999, Dr. Stoker has taught both in Monterey and in Newport, R.I. He is also the author of Britain, France, and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic, 1919-1939: Grand Strategy and Failure (Frank Cass, 2003), the co-editor of Girding for Battle: The Arms Trade in a Global Perspective, 1815-1940 (Praeger, 2003), the editor of The Evolution of Military Advising and Assistance, 1815-2007: From Mercenaries to Privatization (Routledge, 2008), the co-editor of Conscription in the Napoleonic Era: A Revolution in Military Affairs? (Routledge, 2009), and the co-editor of Strategy in the American War of Independence: A Global Approach (Routledge, 2010).

From the College of Distance Education
Posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy