Bernard E. Trainor, 89, General Turned Military Analyst, Is Dead

Reviewing the book in The Times, the military writer Sean Naylor wrote, “In richly detailed, almost dispassionate prose, the authors present a damning indictment of the Bush administration’s national security team.”

Bernard Edmund Trainor was born on Sept. 28, 1928, in New York City and grew up in the Bronx. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1946 as a private and received his commission after graduating from Holy Cross College in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He received a master’s degree in history from the University of Colorado in 1963. While attending the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama in 1969, he was cited for “best paper dealing with politico-military thought.”

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