National Security Experts


Andy Krepinevich

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Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. is President of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, an independent policy research institute established to promote innovative thinking about defense planning and investment strategies for the 21st century. Krepinevich is an accomplished author and lecturer on US military strategy and policy. His recent works include An Army at the Crossroads and Dissuasion Strategy. His work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Issues in Science and Technology, Joint Forces Quarterly, The Naval War College Review, and Strategic Review, among other scholarly and public interest journals. Krepinevich received the 1987 Furniss Award for his book, The Army and Vietnam, and is the author of the forthcoming book, Seven Deadly Scenarios. Krepinevich gained extensive strategic planning experience in national security and technology policy through his work in the Department of Defense's Office of Net Assessment, service on the personal staff of three secretaries of defense, and as a member of the National Defense Panel in 1997, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Experimentation in 2002-03, and Joint Forces Command's Transformation Advisory Board. Krepinevich has testified on numerous occasions before the Senate and House Budget Committees, the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, and the House Government Reform Committee. He frequently contributes to both national and local print and broadcast media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on each of the major networks, National Public Radio, and The McLaughlan Group. Krepinevich has lectured before a wide range of professional and academic audiences, including those at Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Stanford, the U.S. Military Academy, the Air University, the Army and Naval War Colleges, Europe's Marshall Center, and France's Ecole Militaire. Krepinevich has served as a consultant on military affairs for many senior government officials, including several secretaries of defense, the CIA's National Intelligence Council, and all four military services. He has also advised the governments of several close allies on defense matters, including those of Australia, France, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. He has taught a wide variety of national security and defense policymaking courses while on the faculties of West Point, George Mason University, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Georgetown University, and as the Distinguished Visiting Professor at the George Mason University's School of Public Policy. Following an Army career that spanned twenty-one years, Krepinevich retired to become the president of what is now the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. A graduate of West Point, Krepinevich holds an MPA and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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