Newark, DE 19716, USA
Robert Bateman studied at the University of Delaware, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1989.
Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Robert Bateman got a Master of Arts at Ohio State University in 1998 and also a doctoral study.
(High tech is taking over our day to day lives. At home, a...)
High tech is taking over our day to day lives. At home, at work, at play, the computors of the imformation age are everywhere. Nowhere is this more true than in the military. Todays high tech American military can literally think faster than less sophisticated opponents.
(Compelled by the known fallacies in the Pulitzer Prizewin...)
Compelled by the known fallacies in the Pulitzer Prizewinning Associated Press story of the alleged slaughter of South Korean refugees at No Gun Ri, Major Bateman, an academic historian and professional soldier, presents an alternate explanation of the events through the perspective of the soldiers and their commanders, the 1948-50 South Korean civil war, and the broader state of U.S. military policy and force readiness. In a solid historical analysis of the incident, he debunks the AP allusion to a widespread massacre of civilians by U.S. forces at No Gun Ri and shows how veterans who allegedly witnessed this event and influenced others were not even present. Told concisely with extensive documentation from previously overlooked sources.
Robert Bateman studied at the University of Delaware, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. He later got a Master of Arts at Ohio State University in 1998 and also a doctoral study.
Robert Bateman is a U.S. Army infantry officer, an airborne ranger since 1989. His present rank is Lieutenant Colonel. Bateman's military assignments included rifle platoon leader for 25th Infantry Division, operations officer with multinational forces and observers in Sinai and Egypt, company commander of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. He worked at U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, as an assistant professor of military history. He also was a military fellow in the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia.
Robert Bateman is a contributor to military periodicals. In his books and articles, he looks both backwards, at the history of the U.S. Army, and forward, to consider the paths that the armed forces might take in the future.
Bateman's first book is Digital War: A View from the Front Lines, a collection of essays by Bateman and others about the effect of the “digital revolution" upon the armed forces. The volume focuses on the Army in particular, but “there is a great deal in this book that will interest anyone following the debate over the shape of the U.S. military in the information age."
In No Gun Ri: A Military History of the Korean War Incident, Bateman debunks a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles published in 1999 by three Associated Press reporters who claimed that American soldiers massacred several hundred South Korean civilians at a railroad bridge at No Gun Ri. Korea, on July 26, 1950. In fact, although one small group of soldiers did fire on a crowd of refugees threatening to force its way through U.S. lines to (lee the lighting, the refugees who were hit numbered under three dozen.
(Compelled by the known fallacies in the Pulitzer Prizewin...)2002
(High tech is taking over our day to day lives. At home, a...)1999
Robert Bateman is a member of the Association of the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps Association, Armor Association, Infantry Association, Ranger Association, Mensa.
Robert Bateman is married to Deborah Bateman. They have three children.