Dr. Tal Tovy

Dr. Tal Tovy
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Ph.D. Haifa University: From Foe to Friend: The Chieu Hoi and Kit Carson Scout programs in the Vietnam War. Ph. D degree received in October 2002. supervisor Prof. Rob Robin

M.A. Haifa University degree received with Honors in June 1999. The Ideological Sources of the American Reeducation Program in the Korean War. Prof. Ron Robin – Advisor

B.A. Haifa University B.A. degree received with Honors in June 1997.


Academic Positions:

Assistant Professor, History Department Bar-Ilan University


Fellowships, Grants, and Honours
2009 – Research Grant Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Marines Corps University
2009 – Research Grant from the Roosevelt Study Center, The Netherlands
2007 - Yitzhak Sadeh Prize for Excellent writing in Military History
2006 – Research Grant from Reuven Chaikin Chair in Geostrategy, University of Haifa
2002 – Research Grant from the United States Military Academy at West Point
2002 – Research Grant from the Center of American Studies (University of Haifa)
2000 – Merit award of the Knesset Education and Culture Committee
1999 – 2002: University of Haifa Doctoral Fellowship
1999 – Dean of the Graduate School honor list
1999 – University of Haifa Dissertation award
1999 – Dept. of General History scholarship award for Excellency

1998 – Dean of the Graduate School. Scholarship award for Excellency 




The Changing Nature of Geo-Strategy, Edwin Mellen Press



From Foe to Friend: The Kit Carson Scout Program in the Vietnam War, in: Armed Forces and Society 33 (1) 2006, 78-93

Are the Principles of War Applicable to Special Task Force? Operation Gothic Serpent Re-Examined, in: Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) 154 (2) 2009, 56-62

The Theoretical Aspect of Targeted Killings: The Phoenix Program as a Case Study, in: Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 11 (4) 2009, 1-24.

Peasants and Revolutionary Movements: The Viet Cong as a Case Study, in: War in History 17 (2) 2010, 217-230.

Militia or Regular Army? The Debate on the Character of the American Army during the Revolution, in: European Journal of American Studies 2010 1, http://ejas.revues.org/7814

Airborne Troops as a Tactical and Operative Military Revolution, December 2010       http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2010/12/airborne-troops-as-a-tactical

Learning from the Past for Present Counterinsurgency Conflicts: The Chieu Hoi Program as a Case Study, in: Armed Forces & Society (forthcoming)



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18-778 מלחמת העולם הראשונה

18-700 מלחמת העולם השנייה

18-781 היסטוריה צבאית של ארה"ב

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US military History
Military Art and Science, Terror and Guerrilla