Professor Richard C. Thornton received his BA from Colgate in Russian and Far Eastern Affairs and his PhD in history from the University of Washington, with emphasis on the modern histories of the United States, Russia, China, and Japan. He has taught at George Washington University since 1967. He is the author of numerous books, including a four-volume history of President Reagan’s foreign policy.
Dr. James D. Perry received a BA in History from Arizona State University, an MA in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University, and a PhD in History from George Washington University. After earning his doctorate, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has worked for fifteen years in the defense industry. He currently conducts research and analysis for a major aerospace corporation.
Dr. F. Charles Parker graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1968. As an Army officer, he served in a variety of command and staff positions in Europe, Vietnam, Korea, and the United States. He retired as a Colonel in 1996. He was a member of NATO’s international staff from 1996 until 2012. He has an MA in Russian Studies and a PhD in History from Georgetown University. He is the author of Vietnam: Strategy for a Stalemate, published by Paragon House in 1989.