At the Battle of Saratoga, the tide of the Revolutionary War turned in favor of unlikely victors: the American patriots.

What were the major strategy elements at play in the Saratoga Campaign, and why did it prove so crucial? Where did England misstep, and what did the Americans get right? To find out, we chat with Kevin Weddle *03, Professor of Military Theory and Strategy at the Army War College.

A graduate of West Point and veteran of operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom, Dr. Weddle received his PhD here at Princeton, and was the 2019 William L. Garwood visiting professor with the Madison Program. He is the author of “The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution,” winner of the 2021 Gilder Lehrman Military History Prize.

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