The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir 1972-1973
About the book:
On September 22, 2011, Dr. Timothy Lomperis will spoke on his new book, The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir 1972-1973. Dr. Christopher Witko, SLU Political Science department, and Dr. Julie Rubio, SLU Theology Department, served as discussants. The talk was part of a reception marking an exhibit at Pius Library about the faculty of the department.
"In a marvelous combination of memoir, history, and political analysis, Lomperis sheds light - or rather multiple lights - on the Vietnam war. We get a real sense for how military intelligence operated and the surreal atmosphere of Saigon. As a bonus, it is a great read!" - From Robert Jervis, author of Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War
About Dr. Lomperis:
Dr. Lomperis received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1981. His fields were international relations, Asian studies, political theory, and world religions. His dissertation won the Helen Dwight Reid award of the American Political Science Association in 1981 for the best dissertation in international relations. Before earning his Ph.D., Dr. Lomperis served two tours of duty in Vietnam in the Army and Defense Intelligence Agency. He was awarded the U.S. Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Army Staff Medal First Class. Prior to joining the SLU faculty in 1996, he taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and at Duke University.