Hal M. Friedman is the Associate Chair of History and Professor of Modern History at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan.  A 1987 graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and History (magna cum laude), he also took Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the History of International Relations from Michigan State University in 1991 and 1995, respectively.  He has published a trilogy on US national security policy in the immediate postwar Pacific and is currently completing another trilogy on the transition of the US Naval War College from the Pacific War to the Cold War in the Pacific in the same time period.  He is also a Graduate Senior Instructor in Norwich University's online Master of Arts in History Program, an Adjunct Lecturer of Strategy and Policy in the U.S. Naval War College’s Non-Resident Fleet Seminar Program, and the Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Society for Military History.