James H. Lebovic is professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on political methodology and national and international security. He has published widely on defense policy, deterrence strategy, military budgets and procurement, democracy and human rights, and international conflict. He is the author of six books including Planning to Fail: The US Wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan (Oxford 2019), Flawed Logics: Strategic Nuclear Arms Control from Truman to Obama (Johns Hopkins 2013), The Limits of US Military Capability: Lessons from Vietnam and Iraq (John Hopkins University, 2010), and Deterring International Terrorism and Rogue States: US National Security Policy after 9/11 (Routledge, 2007). He has completed work on a seventh book that evaluates the application of Cold War-era nuclear deterrence principles to the post-Cold War period.