Andrew F. Krepinevich

Andrew F. Krepinevich


Areas of Expertise

Strategic Assessments and Planning, Military Revolutions, Military Transformation, Counterinsurgency


Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. is President of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He assumed this position in 1993, following a 21-year career in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Krepinevich has served in the Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment, and on the personal staff of three secretaries of defense. He has also served as a member of the National Defense Panel, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Experimentation, the Joint Forces Command Advisory Board, and the Defense Policy Board. He currently serves on the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO's) Advisory Board and on the Army Special Operations Command's Advisory Board.

Dr. Krepinevich frequently contributes to print and broadcast media. He has lectured before a wide range of professional and academic audiences, and has served as a consultant on military affairs for many senior government officials, including several secretaries of defense, the CIA’s National Intelligence Council, and all four military services. He has testified frequently before Congress. Dr. Krepinevich has taught on the faculties of West Point, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and Georgetown University.

Dr. Krepinevich's most recent book is 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century. His other recent works include Strategy in a Time of Austerity: Why the Pentagon Should Focus on Assuring Access; The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran; and The Pentagon’s Wasting Assets, published in Foreign Affairs; and CSBA monographs: Cyber Warfare: A “Nuclear Option”?; Strategy in Austerity; AirSea Battle: A Point-of-Departure Operational Concept (co-author); and The Road Ahead (co-author). Dr. Krepinevich received the 1987 Furniss Award for his book, The Army and Vietnam.

A graduate of West Point, Dr. Krepinevich holds an M.P.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Author Bibliography for Andrew F. Krepinevich

What Would Jimmy Carter Do?

March 11, 2014 • By Andrew F. KrepinevichAnalysis

Russia’s invasion of Crimea has led many pundits to compare President Barack Obama’s foreign policies with those of President Jimmy Carter. The similarities are difficult to ignore, up to a point….

Hemispheric Defense in the 21st Century

January 9, 2014 • By Andrew F. Krepinevich and Eric Lindsey

While the Obama administration has accorded top priority to preserving U.S. security interests in the Western Pacific and Middle East, it can ill afford to overlook worrisome trends in Latin…

Critical Mass: Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East

December 12, 2013 • By Andrew F. Krepinevich

While current U.S. policy seeks to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear capability, history shows that efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation are not always successful. Thus, prudence dictates that we…

Open Letter to Congress: Defense Reform Consensus

June 3, 2013 • By Todd Harrison, Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jim Thomas, Eric Edelman, and Mark GunzingerAnalysis

A striking bipartisan consensus exists today across the think tank community on the need for Pentagon and Congressional leaders to address the growing imbalances within the defense budget that threaten the health and long-term viability of America’s volunteer military.

Strategic Choices Exercise Outbrief

May 29, 2013 • By Todd Harrison, Jim Thomas, Mark Gunzinger, Andrew F. Krepinevich, Eric Lindsey, Evan B. Montgomery, and Zack Cooper

As the Pentagon nears completion of its ongoing Strategic Choices and Management Review, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments conducted an external Strategic Choices Exercise with teams of experts…