» Dr. Gregory Daddis
Associate Professor

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of History
Dr. Gregory Daddis
MA War & Society Director
Office Location:
Roosevelt Hall 131
Office Hours:
TH 2-4p; By Appt.
Phone:
714-997-6834
Email:
Education
United States Military Academy, Bachelor of Science
Villanova University, Master of Arts
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D.
Biography

 

Gregory Daddis is an associate professor of history and director of Chapman’s MA Program in War and Society (http://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/graduate-studies/ma-warsociety.aspx). Dr. Daddis joined the History Department in the summer of 2015 after having served as the Chief of the American History Division in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. A retired US Army colonel, he has served in both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Daddis specializes in the history of the Vietnam Wars and the Cold War era.

Publications

Books

Select Articles and Book Chapters

  • “CORDS in Charge: Organizing for Pacification Support in the Vietnam War,” in Stand Up and Fight! The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005, eds. Ty Seidule and Jacqueline E. Whitt. Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: Strategic Studies Institute, 2015.
  • “Ia Drang ¿Una victoria sin precedentes?” Desperta Ferro Contemporánea, No. 6, November 2014.
  • “Mired in a Quagmire: Popular Interpretations of the Vietnam War,” Orbis, Vol. 57, No. 4, Autumn 2013.
  •  “Out of Balance: Evaluating American Strategy in Vietnam, 1968–72,” War & Society, Vol. 32, No. 3, October 2013.
  •  “The Myth of an American Attrition Strategy in the Vietnam War,” in The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History, 1865 to the Present, eds. Antonio S. Thompson and Christos G. Frentzos. New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • “‘A Better War?’ – The View from the Nixon White House,” The Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 36, No. 3, June 2013.
  •  “Eating Soup with a Spoon: The U.S. Army as a ‘Learning Organization’ in the Vietnam War,” The Journal of Military History, Vol. 77, No. 1, January 2013.
  • “The Problem of Metrics: Assessing Progress and Effectiveness in the Vietnam War,” War in History, Vol. 19, Issue 1, January 2012.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
“Faith in War: The American Roots of Global Conflict,” Parameters: The US Army War College Quarterly Vol. 46, No. 4, Winter 2016-2017.
“Johnson, Westmoreland and the ‘Selling’ of Vietnam,” New York Times, 9 May 2017.
“The generals can’t save us — and we shouldn’t want them to,” The Washington Post, 21 July 2017.
“Introduction” to reissue of Thomas C. Thayer, War Without Fronts: The American Experience in Vietnam. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2016.
“CORDS in Charge: Organizing for Pacification Support in the Vietnam War,” in Stand Up and Fight! The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005, eds. Ty Seidule and Jacqueline E. Whitt. Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: Strategic Studies Institute, 2015.
“Choosing Progress: Evaluating the ‘Salesmanship’ of the Vietnam War in 1967,” in Assessing War: The Challenge of Measuring Success and Failure, eds. Leo J. Blanken, Hy Rothstein, and Jason J. Lepore. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2015.
“Afraid of Peace,” The National Interest, July/August 2015.
“Are Our Borders Better Than Your Borders?” War on the Rocks, October 2015.
“Ia Drang ¿Una victoria sin precedentes?” Desperta Ferro Contemporánea, No. 6, November 2014.
Westmoreland’s War: Reassessing American Strategy in Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“Why war? It's a question Americans should be asking,” Los Angeles Times, October 2014.
“Iraq and Longing for Vietnam,” War on the Rocks
“Out of Balance: Evaluating American Strategy in Vietnam, 1968–72,” War & Society, Vol. 32, No. 3, October 2013.
“Mired in a Quagmire: Popular Interpretations of the Vietnam War,” Orbis, Vol. 57, No. 4, Autumn 2013.