In addition to being a Potomac Institute Fellow, Marvin Leibstone has been the North America Editor for NATO's Nations Magazine and Military Technology Magazine (published by the Moench Group) since 1984. He is also the Editor and Publisher of "the Observer-Guardian," formerly titled, "Global Security & Trade Journal" (since 1998). Also, from 1979 through 2006, Mr. Leibstone's column on national security affairs appeared in newspapers across the country, among them, New York Newsday, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore News American (no longer in print), Boston Herald, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Francisco Examiner (no longer in print), Washington Times. This work has included numerous overseas assignments re. global security issues---Russia, the U.K., France, Germany, Belgium (NATO), Greece, Turkey, Chile, Poland, Croatia, Israel.

With regard to national security matters, especially political violence and countering terrorism, Marvin Leibstone has served as a consultant and study-committee member for the following organizations: PIP, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Planning Research Corporation (PRC), Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). As Principal Investigator at SAIC, Mr. Leibstone completed several landmark terrorism/counter-terrorism research studies for the Pentagon and for the intelligence community, also the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Congress (OTA), which led to a lengthy period of lecturing on the subject within the U.S. and abroad.

Marvin Leibstone completed 31 years of military service, retiring as Colonel, U.S. Army. He is one of few military officers to have served at every level of command, to include Office of the Secretary of Defense. His combat service, Vietnam. He commanded Special Forces units and infantry units, and all staff positions held involved Operations and Intelligence. When serving in Korea, he commanded the left flank U.S. unit along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Marvin Leibstone holds a Masters Degree (Political Science/International Politics) from George Washington University. He taught for a year as Associate Professor at Syracuse University's Maxwell Center for International Studies (Wash., DC) and has lectured at the University of Colorado-Boulder; UCLA; American University; University of Maryland; Boston University; University of Tel Aviv (Panelist/Speaker).

Colonel Leibstone (Ret.) is married and has three adult offspring and five grandchildren.


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