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|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1991|
Hanson Baldwin, Military Writer, Dies
By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
Published: November 14, 1991
Hanson W. Baldwin, retired military-affairs editor of The New York Times and the author of more than a dozen books on military and naval history and policy, died yesterday at his home in Roxbury, Conn. He was 88 years old.
Mr. Baldwin died of heart failure, his family said.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Mr. Baldwin joined The Times in 1929 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1943 for his World War II reporting from the Pacific.
He was one of the nation's leading authorities on military and naval affairs during the postwar transition from conventional warfare to the nuclear age. A tall, slender, courtly man, Mr. Baldwin had a quiet manner that belied his forceful opinions.
In addition to the European and Pacific battles of World War II, Mr. Baldwin covered the strategy, tactics and weapons of war in Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East and other theaters before retiring from The Times in 1968.
His articles, many marked "military analysis," were often more than reportorial, blending his own opinions and those of the nation's military chiefs into the news of specific military situations, so that what emerged was a broader view of strategic considerations and their national and international political implications. Advocate of Nuclear Superiority
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