Stephen F. Knott is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. Prior to this position, Knott was co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His books include "Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth"; "Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency"; and "Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics." His most recent, "Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America," was published in September 2015, and is co-authored with Tony Williams, the author of numerous books on the American founding.