By January 1938, Adolf Hitler was planning to launch major military campaigns to achieve German hegemony in Western Europe. The Führer and other Nazi leaders, however, regarded War Minister, Gen. Werner von Blomberg as too hesitant toward war preparations and an impediment to extending Nazi control over the Wehrmacht. Hitler didn’t yet feel powerful enough […]
Earl Tilford is a military historian and fellow for the Middle East & terrorism with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. A retired Air Force intelligence officer, Dr. Tilford earned his PhD in American and European military history at George Washington University. From 1993 to 2001, he served as Director of Research at the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute. In 2001, he left Government service for a professorship at Grove City College, where he taught courses in military history, national security, and international and domestic terrorism and counter-terrorism.