Eliot Cohen is a professor at Johns Hopkins University with an extensive background in writing and advising on warfare. We examine how conflict along two hundred miles of lake, river, and woodland in North America shaped the country’s military values, practices, and institutions from his book Conquered Into Liberty.

Donald Rumsfeld has served the United States since the 1950s and the Eisenhower administration. He’s been an advisor to Presidents and he helped the United States transition power from Richard Nixon to Gerald Ford during one of the bleakest periods in American history. He was also Secretary of Defense during the Bush Administration at the time of the 9/11 attack. We discuss his recent memoir, Known and Unknown.