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Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Dan Gallington, Esq., is a security and legal expert who has served as Chief Counsel to the National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office; bi-partisan General Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice; and Legal Advisor for Intelligence Oversight in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, among other positions. In a recent column, he writes about ways in which "civilized" societies struggle to define acceptable standards of justice and punishment, even as they condemn harsh punishments meted out by legal systems in other countries. Click below to read the article in full.
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Williamson Murray graduated from Yale University in 1963 with honors in history. He then served five years as an officer in the United States Air Force, including a tour in Southeast Asia with the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing (C-130s). He returned to Yale University where he received his Ph.D. in military-diplomatic history, working under Hans Gatzke and Donald Kagan. He taught two years in the Yale history department before moving on to Ohio State University in fall 1977 as a military and diplomatic historian. He received the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award in 1987. He took early retirement from Ohio State in 1995 as Professor Emeritus of History.
Dr. Murray has taught at a number of academic and military institutions, including the Air War College, the United States Military Academy, and the Naval War College. He has also served as a Secretary of the Navy Fellow at the Navy War College, the Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, the Matthew C. Horner Professor of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University, the Charles Lindbergh Chair at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, and the Harold K. Johnson Professor of Military History at the Army War College. At present he is a consultant at the Institute of Defense Analyses, where he has been working on the Iraqi Perspectives Project, and has just completed two years as the distinguished visiting professor of naval heritage and history at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
He has written a wide selection of articles and books. He is the author of The Change in the European Balance of Power, 1938-1939, The Path to Ruin (Princeton University Press, 1984); Luftwaffe (Nautical and Aviation Press, 1985); German Military Effectiveness (Nautical and Aviation Press, 1992); The Air War in the Persian Gulf (Nautical and Aviation Press, 1995); and Air War, 1914-1945 (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1999). Professors Murray and Allan Millett have published an operational history of World War II, A War To Be Won, Fighting the Second World War (Harvard University Press, 2000) which has received rave reviews from a number of newspapers and journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Times Literary Supplement, The Naval War College Review, The Journal of Military History, and Strategic Review.. Professor Murray was a major contributor to The Cambridge History of War, ed. by Geoffrey Parker (Cambridge University Press) and also authored with Major General Robert Scales, Jr. The Iraq War, A Military History (Harvard University Press, 2003). He has also edited with Allan Millett a number of books on the implications of the past for current military thinking: Military Effectiveness, three volumes (Allen and Unwin, 1988; scheduled for reissue by Cambridge University Press, fall 2010)); Calculations, Net Assessment and the Coming of World War II (Free Press, 1992); and Military Innovations in the Interwar Period (Cambridge, 1996). Professor Murray has also edited with MacGregor Knox, The Making of Strategy, Rulers, States, and War (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050 (Cambridge, University Press, 2001). He also edited with Richard Sinnreich The Past as Prologue, The Importance of History to the Military Profession (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His most recent major edited publication are The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of War which he edited with James Lacey (Cambridge University Press, 2009); and Conflicting Currents: Japan and the United States (Praeger, 2009)..
Alden Munson is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies , an adviser to government and industry in space and intelligence, and a former US deputy director of national intelligence for acquisition and technology. In a recent edition of the Space News blog he writes that the current path for space-oriented careers in the Air Force is a serious hindrance to developing the expertise needed to keep the US space program at the top of its game. He writes that this is largely due to short tours and a lack of promotional opportunity for experts in the field, and that "we will not achieve the consistent results in space, for which we once were so well known, until this situation is rectified." Click here to read the article in full.
Prof. Yonah Alexander, PhD, is the Director of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies International Center for Terrorism Studies. He recently commented to the Los Angeles Times about the new "Inspire" website, an online pro-terrorism periodical that some are calling the "Vanity Fair" of Al Qaeda. Experts say "Inspire" is an alarming example of how slick Al Qaeda's propaganda operation has become. Click here to read the article in full.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Dan Gallington, a security analyst and former Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice, says the latest WikiLeaks case raises questions about legal and technological remedies that could be available to prevent such disclosures of sensitive data in the future. In an appearance on the nationally-syndicated radio program The Jim Bohannon Show, he examined the case and its implications for national security. Click here to listen to the show in full.
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- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
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- Cyber & Hardware Hacking Scenarios 2023 June 17, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
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- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
Potomac Institute Cyber Center Seminar: To bring to life the gravity of how our current cyber approach is failing and to suggest what a successful strategy may look like, Dr. Ben Sheppard will outline four scenarios:
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Col Campbell, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and CAPT Lobree, Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, will provide an overview of their eight-month deployment that covered more than 43,000 nautical miles while conducting theater security cooperation exercises...
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a luncheon seminar, Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? on Tuesday, September 11, at the Institute. Co-sponsors of this event include the...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase," on Tuesday, August 28, at the Institute. This event is by invitation/registration...
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