Eliot A. Cohen was awarded the first Huntington Prize on Monday (March
22) for his book “Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime” (New York: Free Press, 2002).
The $10,000 prize is awarded for the best book published each year in the field of national security studies.
According to the Huntington Prize Committee, “Supreme Command” speaks to our time by laying forth the enduring dimensions of the interactions between great leaders of democracies and their senior military officers.
Cohen is professor of strategic studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
The Huntington Prize was established by the students and friends of Samuel P. Huntington, the Albert J. Weatherhead University Professor and chairman of the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies.