On March 8, Emma Ashford’s review of H.R. McMaster’s book, Battlegrounds, was published as part of a TNSR Roundtable. The article was subsequently republished on War on the Rocks.

“During Donald Trump’s presidency, many senior national security roles came to resemble the post of Hogwarts’ Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher: The jobs were fraught with peril, most occupants came to regret their choice, and few lasted more than a year. The upside is that, though the Trump era has only just ended, a first batch of memoirs have come out from those who served in the Trump White House. H.R. McMaster’s Battlegrounds, however, is likely to prove frustrating to anyone hoping for substantive insights into the Trump administration.”

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