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Steve Jones is a professor of history at Southwestern Adventist University. He specializes in American foreign policy and military history.


Steve has fifteen years editorial experience in newspapers and magazines and another sixteen as a college professor. He regularly teaches a class in foreign policy. He is the author of The Right Hand Of Command: Use And Disuse Of Military Staffs In The Civil War, and several book chapters and encyclopedia entries on elements of warfare and its relation to foreign policy and social change.


Steve received a B.A. in journalism from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1988. He earned an M.A.(1990) and Ph.D.(1997) in American history, both from Oklahoma State University. He did post-doctorate work in political science at the University of Texas at Arlington.

By Steve Jones:

I have loved American history, foreign policy, and international relations since I was a kid. I remember watching television coverage of the Vietnam War, the Apollo space program (which was a huge expression of American policy toward the Soviet Union), and Richard Nixon's trips to China and the U.S.S.R.

The U.S. Foreign Policy site at About.com gives me a chance to write about all the fascinating aspects of American global relations and their impact both on history and current events.

I hope you'll stop by often.

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