Philip Padgett presents "Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb"
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation | 7:00 p.m. Book Signing
The Institute for the Study of War and Democracy is delighted to host Phillip Padgett for a conversation with the Museum’s Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian Rob Citino, PhD, where they will discuss Padgett’s new book Advocating Overlord.
While many view D-Day as one of the most successful operations of World War II, most aren’t aware of the intensive year of planning and political tension between the Allies that preceded the amphibious military landing on June 6, 1944. This intriguing history reveals how President Franklin D. Roosevelt, while on a fishing trip, altered his attitude toward Winston Churchill and became an advocate for Operation Overlord.
This program is presented by The Institute for the Study of War and Democracy with generous support from the Strake Foundation.
Philip Padgett spent 40 years working in national security and preparedness analysis in the military, government, and the private sector. As deputy intelligence adviser at the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, he supported negotiations for five international treaties and agreements. On contract, he has led integrated analyses for studies of the East-West military balance, nuclear doctrine and deterrence, NATO command and control, and arms control compliance monitoring. In his retirement, Padgett joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Reserve Corps and assisted in national emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy.
For more information or to register, call 504-528-1944 x 412.
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