No ‘Putin apologia’ and certainly not new: the Old American Right on war
Brandan P. Buck is a Ph.D. candidate in history at George Mason University, where he is currently researching the domestic politics of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th Century. His dissertation work is particularly concerned with the survival of conservative and libertarian critiques of U.S. interventionism during the height of the Cold War. His earlier academic work has also covered U.S.-Afghan relations in the 1970s, and the U.S. government’s use of soft-power diplomacy during the Cold War.
Before his time at GMU, Brandan studied history at the University of Denver, earning his B.A. in 2009. His work has been published in several academic journals, as well as Antiwar.com, freethepeople.org, and History News Network. In addition to his academic pursuits, Brandan worked in the intelligence community, where he primarily supported U.S. counterterrorism and counternarcotics efforts. Before his intelligence career Brandan also served in the United States Army and Virginia Army National Guard. During his career in government, Brandan completed multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.