We made a visit to West Point Military Academy. The official title of the university is the ‘United States Military Academy’; the first and oldest, continuously-operating, military academy in the country. Here the students are called cadets, and most officers and generals in the American Army have passed through its portals. This is the first time that a high-ranked Hungarian officer has had the opportunity to teach here. We spoke to Lieutenant-Colonel Csaba Bakos.

How did you manage to be the first Hungarian to obtain a teaching post at the Academy?
– I am one of the researchers at the Modern War Institute, as a visiting Fulbright scholar. I was invited to the university, with a full scholarship which still has a year to run, due to the work I do there. During my two years I can teach at West Point for two semesters. What exactly do you teach?
– The subject I have designed gives the students studying here a tool with which they can assess the defence capabilities of a country under almost any circumstances. With that tool they can make an accurate and detailed comparison of the defence capabilities of the various countries in comparison to those of the United States. I teach them how to make an accurate analysis of the defence or attack capabilities of a country.

 

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