John Keegan

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Full name: John Keegan (Sir John Keegan OBE)

Area of interest: Defence, Military History

Journals/Organisation: The Daily Telegraph

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Education: King's College, Taunton; Wimbledon College; Balliol College, Oxford

Career: joined The Daily Telegraph as a Defence Correspondent, 1986, becoming Defence Editor

Current position/role: Defence Editor

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Other roles/Main role: Military Historian

Other activities: Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, 1994/2000; Commissioner of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Broadcast media: Wrote and presented BBC's Reith Lectures, War of the Worlds, 1998

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Controversy/Criticism: Criticised by some peers, including Christopher Bassford (see trashing Clausewitz), for his interpretation of the works of Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian officer and writer on military philosophy

Awards/Honours: Made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Gulf War honours list, and knighted in the Millennium honours list

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Other: Married to cultural historian Susanne Keegan

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Latest work: The Iraq War (2004) ISBN 0-09-180018-8

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Column name: John Keegan

Remit/Info: Analysis of foreign policy / defence issues

Section: Features or News

Role: Defence editor

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Website: Telegraph.co

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Regularity: Irregular

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