William Kintner

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William Roscoe Kintner (1915–1997) was born in Loch Haven, PA on April 21, 1915. He entered the U.S. Military Academy in 1936 and graduated in 1940. He landed at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion and retired from the military as a Colonel in 1961.

Kintner served as U.S. Ambassador to Thailand from 1973 to 1975.[1] He was a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute from 1969 to 1973, and president of the Foreign Policy Research Institute from 1975 to 1982. Kintner died at the age of 81 on February 1, 1997.[1]


  • The Front Is Everywhere (1950)
  • Atomic Weapons in Land Combat (1953) (with Colonel G.C. Reinhardt and credited as Lieutenant Colonel W.R. Kintner)
  • Protracted Conflict (1959)
  • Building the Atlantic World (1963)
  • Soviet Global Strategy (1987)
  • Arms Control: the American dilemma (1987) - ISBN 0-88702-026-7


  1. ^ a b Wolfgang Saxon (February 9, 1997). "W.R. Kintner, 81, Dies; World Affairs Expert". New York Times. 

2. Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller & Evangelism in the Age of Oil by Gerard Colby & Charlotte Dennett, Chapter 25 Building The Warfare State, p. 370 with references to William Kintner mainly on page 371.

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