Reagan’s War Stories: A Cold War Presidency


Ben Griffin

Chief of the Military History Division, History Department, United States Military Academy

Wednesday, March 8, 2023  |  12:15 - 1:30 pm  |  RLP 1.302B, Patton Hall


MAJ Ben Griffin is the Chief of the Military History Division in the History Department at the United States Military Academy. He is the author of the recently published Reagan’s War Stories from the Naval Institute Press which examines how the Reagan Administration used fiction to think about the military balance of power in Europe and throughout the world. Ben holds a PhD and MA in History from the University of Texas at Austin, a MA in International Security Studies from the University of Arizona, and a BS in History from the United States Military Officer. He commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer after his graduation from West Point in 2006 and been stationed at Ft Drum, NY, Ft Hood, TX, and Ft Riley KS, as well deploying twice to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Ben resides at West Point, NY with his wife, Amibeth, their two children and dog.


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