I am a Research Professor at the U.S. Air Force Research Institute, which is located at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama. In addition to my primary role as a researcher, I teach students at the Air War College and Air Command and Staff College.
I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in April 2015. My research agenda focuses on the role of strategic uncertainty in the security realm, most notably in the context of nuclear weapons and civil-military relations. I am also interested in the factors that drive belligerents to engage in preemptive and preventive attacks.
As a result of this research, I have come to believe in the need for a robust nuclear deterrent to protect the U.S. and our allies. These thoughts are reflected in a number of editorials that can be found in the "Commentary" section.