J. Furman Daniel, III

J. Furman Daniel, III is a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Affairs in the George Washington University Security Policy Studies Program. His research focuses on a wide range of topics including: covert balancing; technological innovation and arms races; the problems of human agency and highly improbable events in international relations theory; the theoretical legacies of Edmund Burke and Carl Von Clausewitz; the bureaucratic politics of the early-American Navy; and the impact of the naval blockade on the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Dr. Daniel may be reached via e-mail at jfdaniel@gmail.com or jfdaniel@gwu.edu

This essay argues that General George S. Patton Jr. was a proficient practitioner of small wars in three different contexts.