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Derek Reveron

Dr. Reveron is a professor of national security affairs and the EMC Informationist Chair at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He specializes in strategy development, non-state security challenges, intelligence, and U.S. defense policy. He has authored or edited seven books. The latest are Exporting Security: International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the U.S. Military (Georgetown University Press, 2010) and Human Security in a Borderless World (Westview Press, 2011). Dr. Reveron has lectured on strategy and international security in more than twenty countries, primarily in South America and East and Southern Africa. As a serving officer in the Navy Reserves, he has served on the Joint Staff J2 as a desk officer in the Pentagon's National Military Command Center, served as second-in-command of a unit supporting special operations, and worked as a political-military analyst for NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Belgium.

Dr. Reveron serves as a senior editorial board member for the National Intelligence Journal, an editorial board member of the Naval War College Review, and is a contributing editor to the New Atlanticist, the blog for the Atlantic Council of the United States. A frequent commentator on international security issues, CBS, AP, Bloomberg, NPR, and other regional and national media outlets have interviewed him.

Before joining the Naval War College faculty, Dr. Reveron taught political science at the U.S. Naval Academy. During graduate school, he formulated, implemented and evaluated democracy promotion programs for the NGO Heartland International. He received a diploma from the Naval War College, an MA in political science and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago..

Defense and Austerity

From the Atlantic Council, With the intent to reduce the US defense budget over the next ten years by $350 billion, Einstein offers sage advice when thinking about major problems. "If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes...

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Thoughts on Transition in Afghanistan

LTG Caldwell posted some thoughts on transition from Herat at the Atlantic Council. The Herat ceremony will be followed by one in Maser e-Sharif and Panjshir this weekend. To be sure, it is an important milestone, but there are some misperceptions on what transition means....

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Geographic Transition in Afghanistan Begins

LTG Bill Caldwell provides an overview of geographic transition for the Atlantic Council. 7 areas are transitioning to Afghan-led security responsibility this week. He wrote: To be sure, transition marks an important milestone in the history of post-2001 Afghanistan. Dozens of countries are supporting Afghanistan...

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Guest Post: Making Might Right

Guest post from Gary Good Sitting in the United States, I wondered why it was necessary for the United States, and the international community, to remain in Afghanistan. Hadn't we built their military? Couldn't they take charge now? After six weeks on the ground listening,...

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The Beginning of the End in Afghanistan

Spring officially began this week and the nice weather ushered in a new year (1390) in Afghanistan. If the blooming fruit trees and budding roses are indicative, the spring looks promising. To be sure, NATO and Afghan forces anticipate the challenges of a new fighting...

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Building Afghanistan's Police Force

Mirror from Atlantic Council For many of the world's countries, human security is now national security. Afghanistan is no exception. While much attention centers on building an Afghan army while NATO military forces conduct counterinsurgency operations, there is also a concerted effort to build police...

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The Real Afghan Surge

Mirror from the Washington Times When the United States surged an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, they were met by 79,000 new Afghan soldiers and police. Together, the combined force of 150,000 NATO troops and 270,000 Afghan national security forces formed the real Afghan surge....

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Bonded in Blood: The U.S.-Afghan Relationship

Mirrored from the Atlantic Council Afghanistan's senior national security leaders were in Washington, D.C. last week for bilateral meetings. At the Pentagon on February 23, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates welcomed Afghanistan's ministers of defense and interior for the first of what officials expect to...

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