Thomas G. Mahnken

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Thomas G. Mahnken is "acting director of Strategic Studies (2003-2004)" at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

Mahnken "teaches strategy at the US Naval War College and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Dr. Mahnken is the author of 'Uncovering Ways of War: US Intelligence and Foreign Military Innovation, 1918-1941' (2002) and numerous articles in International Security, Journal of Strategic Studies, Marine Corps Gazette and other journals.

"He has held positions in both the government and the private sector, including in the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Office of Net Assessment and was an analyst for the Gulf War Air Power Survey (1991-1993). Dr. Mahnken is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Society for Military History and the United States Naval Institute. He is an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. Dr. Mahnken received his Ph.D. in international relations from SAIS and his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California."

Thomas G. Mahnken is "currently on leave of absence from the U.S. Naval War College, where he is a Professor in the Department of Strategy and Policy. He earned his master's degree and doctorate in international affairs from SAIS and was a National Security Fellow at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. He was a summa cum laudegraduate of the University of Southern California with bachelor's degrees in history and international relations (with highest honors) and a certificate in defense and strategic studies.

"Prof. Mahnken has held positions in both the government and the private sector. He served in the Defense Department's Office of Net Assessment, where he conducted research into the emerging revolution in military affairs. He also served as a member of the Gulf War Air Power Survey, commissioned by the Secretary of the Air Force to examine the performance of U.S. forces during the war with Iraq. Prior to that, he served as an analyst in the Non-Proliferation Directorate of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), where he was responsible for enforcing U.S. missile proliferation policy."[1]

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  1. Center for Preventive Action Advisory Committee, organizational web page, accessed January 21, 2013.