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JAMES M. SMITH is Director of the U.S. Air Force Institute for National Security Studies located at the Air Force Academy (USAFA), where he also teaches Military Strategic Studies and National Security Studies courses. He has been a member of USAFA’s civilian faculty since 1994. He completed an Air Force career in 1993 that included flying and operations plans assignments in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States. He also served in faculty assignments at the USAF Special Operations School, as the Chief of National Security Studies at the Air Command and Staff College, and both as an exchange professor in the 55 Department of Social Sciences at West Point and as the U.S.Military Academy’s Associate Dean for Academic Research. He earned his BS at USAFA, an MS from the University of Southern California, and a Doctorate in Public Administration (Public Policy) from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the USAF Chief of Staff’s “Developing Aerospace Leaders Action Committee” that is advising the senior USAF leadership on officer and leader development for the current and future international security environments.
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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.