James Carafano blogs on a variety of homeland security and national defense issues.
As Assistant Director of Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Carafano is considered a leading expert in defense affairs, military operations and strategy, and homeland security.
An accomplished historian, Carafano was an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and served as director of military studies at the Army’s Center of Military History. He also taught at Mount Saint Mary College in New York and served as a fleet professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He is a visiting professor at the National Defense University and Georgetown University.
Carafano is the author or co-author of many military and security books and studies, including GI Ingenuity: Improvisation, Technology and Winning World War II and Winning the Long War: Lessons from the Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom, Waltzing Into the Cold War and the textbook, Homeland Security.
Carafano was also the principal author of the budget analysis in the 2003 Independent Task Force Report, Emergency Responders: Drastically Underfunded, Dangerously Unprepared, published by the Council on Foreign Relations. He was also a contributing author to the National Academies Army Science and Technology for Homeland Security 2004 report and co-director of the task force report, DHS 2.0: Rethinking the Department of Homeland Security.
As an expert on defense, intelligence, and homeland security issues, Carafano has testified before the U.S. Congress and has provided commentary for ABC, BBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, SkyNews, PBS, National Public Radio, the History Channel, Voice of America, Al Jazeera, Telemundo, Al Arabiya and Australian, Austrian, Canadian, French, Greek, Hong Kong, Irish, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish television. His editorials have appeared in newspapers nationwide including The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today and The Washington Times.Before becoming a policy expert, Carafano served 25 years in the Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His areas of expertise included military strategy, joint operations, future combat systems, post-conflict operations, and nuclear weapons. During his service, Carafano served in Europe, Korea, and the United States and was head speechwriter for the Army Chief of Staff, the service’s highest-ranking officer. Before retiring, he was Executive Editor of Joint Force Quarterly, the Defense Department’s premiere professional military journal.
Carafano is a member of the National Academy’s Board on Army Science and Technology, the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee, and is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute.
A graduate of West Point, Carafano also has a master’s degree and a doctorate from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in strategy from the U.S. Army War College.
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