Richard K. Betts

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Richard Betts (Ph.D., Harvard, 1975) "is a specialist on national security policy and military strategy, he was a Senior Fellow and Research Associate at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC from 1976-1990, and has taught at Harvard and the Johns Hopkins University's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Betts has also served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and as a consultant to the National Security Council and Central Intelligence Agency. In addition to numerous journal articles in International Security, World Politics, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere he has published Military Readiness (Brookings, 1995); Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises, 2d edition (Columbia University Press, 1991); Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance (Brookings, 1987); and Surprise Attack (Brookings, 1982). He has also co-authored or edited three other books, including The Irony of Vietnam (Brookings, 1979), which won the Woodrow Wilson Prize.“ [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Center for Preventive Action, accessed May 7, 2010.
  2. People, Belfer Center, accessed November 18, 2008.
  3. Intelligence and National Security Board, organizational web page, accessed November 30, 2015.

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