Gen. H.R. McMaster Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

Gen. H.R. McMaster: Battlegrounds, The Fight to Defend the Free World


I spoke with former National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, Lt. General, U.S. Army, retired, about foreign policy, national security, and America’s standing in the world.

McMaster is the author of the bestselling classic Dereliction of Duty, on the Vietnam conflict. His new book, Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, offers a groundbreaking reassessment of America’s place in the world. In it, he calls for Americans and citizens of the free world to transcend the vitriol of partisan political discourse, better educate themselves about the most significant challenges to national and international security, and work together to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.

The conversation was organized by Cornell’s non-partisan Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, and occurred with former Congressman Steve Israel, director of the institute and professor of practice in the Department of Government, and Sarah Kreps, John L. Wetherill Professor, Department of Government and the institute’s faculty fellow.