Dr James Corum, PhD, teaches military history at Salford University, UK, having been dean of the Baltic Defence College 2009-2014. From 1991 to 2004, he was a professor at the US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. In 2005, he was a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, where he held a Leverhulme Fellowship, and then an associate professor at the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Dr Corum is the author of numerous books on military history, including The Roots of Blitzkrieg: Hans von Seeckt and German Military Reform (1992); and The Luftwaffe: Creating the Operational Air War, 1918-1940 (1997). He has also authored more than 60 major book chapters and journal articles on a variety of subjects related to air power and military history.