Bio

Colonel Walt Hudson, US Army, currently serves as the Deputy Chair of the National Security and Economic Policy Department of the Eisenhower School, part of National Defense University in Washington, DC. His previous assignments include serving as the Senior Legal Advisor/for US Central Command (USCENTCOM) from 2012-2015 and for ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan from 2011-2012. His education includes a B.A. from The Citadel, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a Ph.D in military history from Kansas State University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. His publications include the book Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy After World War II (2015) as well as numerous articles and reviews published in various journals.

Project Summary

Hudson's research includes a detailed examination into the strategic rationales (and planning) for leaving or not leaving residual US forces in Korea in 1948-9, Korea in 1953 post-Armistice and Vietnam, 1973-on. He examines the consequences (e.g. adversary reactions) into the leaving or not leaving such residual forces.

Major Publications

  • Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy After World War II (2015)
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The Continuing Influence of Clausewitz, Military Review, 2003

The Limits of International Law (Review-Essay), Army Lawyer, September 2006