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DANIEL J. KAUFMAN, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, is Dean of the Academic Board, United States Military Academy. He wrote this article in his previous role as Professor and Head of the Department of Social Sciences, which offers courses in political science and economics. He was a Distinguished Graduate of the Military Academy, graduating in the West Point class of 1968. His military service includes tours with cavalry and armor units in the United States and Vietnam. He has also served as a member of the National Security Council staff and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Most recently, he has served as a Special Assistant to the last three Chiefs of Staff of the Army. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He became a tenured professor of political science in the Department of Social Sciences in 1981, and was appointed as Professor and Deputy Head of the Department in 1990. He became Head of the Department in 1996 and the USMA Dean in 2000. He has taught courses in international relations, comparative politics, national security affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and American politics and government. His latest book is Understanding International Relations. His other books include U.S. National Security Strategy for the 1990s, U.S. National Security: A Framework for Analysis; Democracy, Strategy, and Vietnam; and NATO at Forty: Change, Continuity, and Prospects.
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Authored by Dr. Robert H. Dorff, Brigadier General Daniel J. Kaufman, Dr. James M. Smith, Dr. Linda P. Brady.
The authors examine the challenges of the 21st century international security environment to which future strategic leaders and policy practitioners will need to respond.