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Deputy Director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy
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Protecting America In The New Missile
The Korean Peninsula Issues
ICAS Winter Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
February 12, 2010 Friday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rayburn Office Building Room B-318
United States House of Representatives
Capitol Hill, Washington DC 20515
We are pleased to share with you that James Carafano will address
"Protecting America In The New Missile Age" at the ICAS Winter Symposium on February
12, 2010 in Washington DC.
Other confirmed speakers include Bruce E Bechtol Jr.
(ICAS Fellow, Professor of International Relations, Marine Corps Command and Staff
College) who will address "The North Korean Military Threat: Paper Tiger or Ongoing
James Carafano, one of the nation's leading experts in defense and homeland security, directs Heritage's Douglas
and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.
Jim is an accomplished historian and teacher as well as a prolific writer and researcher on a fundamental constitutional
duty of the federal government: to provide for the common defense.
His research focuses on developing the national security required to secure the long-term interests
of the United States -- protecting the public, providing for economic growth and
preserving civil liberties.
In this capacity, Jim is one of the principal policy experts who appear in Heritage's gripping documentary on the case for missile defense,
33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age.
In August 2009, he was promoted to director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies as well as to deputy
director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies.
Jim, a 25-year veteran of the Army, manages day-to-day research and program activities
of the Allison Center. He also serves as deputy to Kim R. Holmes, vice president
for defense and foreign policy studies, in overseeing the centers and projects of
Davis Institute, where he had been assistant director since 2006.
Jim is a weekly columnist on national security affairs for the Washington Examiner newspapers.
His most recent book is Private Sector/Public Wars: Contracting in Combat-Iraq, Afghanistan
and Future Conflicts (Praeger, 2008), a rigorous study of contractors' role on the
battlefield and their impact on military effectiveness and civil society.
His current book project is a history of the modern military. Jim is editing a new book series,
The Changing Face of War, which examines how emerging political, social, economic
and cultural trends will affect the nature of armed conflict.
Jim joined Heritage as a senior research fellow in 2003. He had been a senior fellow at the Center for
Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Washington policy institute dedicated to defense issues.
In his Army career, Jim rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He served in Europe, Korea and the United States. Jim's assignments included 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.
A graduate of West Point, Jim holds a master's degree and a doctorate from Georgetown University as well as a master's degree in
strategy from the U.S. Army War College.
He is a visiting professor at National Defense University and Georgetown University. Jim previously served as an assistant
professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and as director of military
studies at the Army's Center of Military History. He taught at Mount Saint Mary
College in New York and was a fleet professor at the U.S. Naval War College.
Jim is the co-author with Paul Rosenzweig of Winning the Long War: Lessons from the
Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom (2005). The authors, first
to coin the term "the long war," argued that a successful strategy requires a balance
of prudent military and security measures, continued economic growth, zealous protection
of civil liberties and prevailing in the "war of ideas" against terrorist ideologies.
Jim also co-authored a textbook, Homeland Security (McGraw-Hill), designed as a practical
introduction to everyday life in the era of terrorism. The textbook addresses such
key details as the roles of first responders and volunteers, family preparedness
techniques and in-depth looks at weapons of mass destruction.
His other works include G.I. Ingenuity: Improvisation, Technology and Winning World War II (2006); Waltzing
Into the Cold War (2002); and After D-Day (2000), a Military Book Club main selection.
an expert on defense, intelligence and homeland security issues, Jim has testified
many times before Congress.
He is a regular guest analyst for all the major U.S.
network and cable television news organizations, from ABC to FOX to MSNBC to PBS,
as well as such outlets as National Public Radio, Pajamas TV, Voice of America and
the History Channel. From SkyNews to Al Jazeera, Jim also has appeared on TV news
programs originating in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Great Britain, Greece,
Hong Kong, Ireland, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Jim's op-ed columns and commentary are published widely, including the Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe,
New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today and Washington Times in addition
to the Washington Examiner.
He is a member of the National Academy's Board on Army
Science and Technology and the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee.
Jim is a senior fellow at George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy
In 2005, Jim received Heritage's prestigious W. Glenn and Rita Ricardo
Campbell Award. The honor goes to the staff member determined to have made "an outstanding
contribution to the analysis and promotion of the free society."
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President