Homeland Defense & Civil Support Journal

Dr. Steven Metz

U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

Steven Metz is research professor and Director of Research at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.

Dr. Metz has been at the Army War College since 1993, previously serving as the Henry L. Stimson Professor of Military Studies and Chairman of the Regional Strategic Department. He has also been on the faculty of the Air War College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and several universities. Dr. Metz has served as an adviser to political organizations, campaigns, the intelligence community, and national security policy advisory panels, testified in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, served on the RAND Corporation Insurgency Board, and spoken or undertaken research in thirty-one countries (including Iraq immediately after the overthrow of the Hussein regime). He was the Director of Research for the joint Strategic Landpower Task Force, and led the U.S. Army War College's The Future of American Strategy Project.

Dr. Metz is the author of Iraq and the Evolution of American Strategy and more than a hundred other publications on future war, the emerging security environment, military strategy, defense policy, international relations and world politics. He current writes a weekly column on defense and national security for World Politics Review and his articles have appears in journals such as World Affairs, Washington Quarterly, Joint Force Quarterly, Current History, The New Republic, and The National Interest, and he has contributed to a number of edited books. His most recent publications from the Strategic Studies Institute are Decision-Making in Operation Iraqi Freedom: The Strategic Shift of 2007; Decisionmaking in Operation Iraqi Freedom: Removing Saddam Hussein by Force; Rethinking Insurgency; and Learning From Iraq: Counterinsurgency in American Strategy.

Dr. Metz holds a B.A. in philosophy an M.A. in international studies from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in political science from the Johns Hopkins University.

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