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Per our discussion today:
You're finishing up the nor'easter article right now.
You'll have a blog post/essay about the Feminine Mystique ready for Tuesday, 2-19 (Apparently, the Stephanie Coontz event is in November, so forget about that -- but her contact info is firstname.lastname@example.org -- be sure to check out her blog: http://hnn.us/blogs/stephanie_coontz.html)
You'll contact Lisa Hansel, Editor of the American Educator: email@example.com, about their decision not to run Robert Cohen's article, then depending on your workload you may write a summary article about the issue.
You'll contact Paul Kennedy, for a potential interview (this can be pushed back to March -- let me know when the book arrives.)
And finally, you'll try to get in touch with H.R. McMaster for a profile of him as an historian with a flexible due date of March 1 -- it's unlikely you'll actually be able to score an interview, but the effort ought to be made.
McMaster's a career Army officer, Gulf War and Iraq War veteran (former commanding officer of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment), who holds an MA and a PhD in American history from UNC -- Chapel Hill. He wrote his dissertation on the U.S. in Vietnam, which he turned into the book Dereliction of Duty, which is now required reading at the Pentagon. He was an advisor to David Petraeus for a time in 2007 and 2008.
He was promoted to brigader general in 2008, after being passed over twice before (it's speculated that his iconoclastic approach has hurt his career). He's now a major general and currently commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, one of the Army's training schools.
He's prominently featured in Fred Kaplan's new book, Insurgents -- I'll arrange to have a copy send to you (and you should speak to Kaplan: firstname.lastname@example.org). Here's the NYT review: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/books/review/fred-kaplans-insurgents-on-david-petraeus.html?pagewanted=all
For further potential background, reach out to Timothy Furnish, who's a veteran himself and an analyst and expert on the Islamic world: email@example.com.
Let me know if you need anything else from me!
David Austin Walsh
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