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.
America’s economic recovery and growth are impossible without secure access to three key regions –the Western Pacific, Persian Gulf, and Europe–and to the global commons–space, cyberspace, and the undersea. However, in all of these areas, save Europe, the U.S. access is being challenged.
How valid is the growing concern among senior U.S. leaders that state and non-state actors will become increasingly capable of executing cyber attacks with catastrophic consequences? Does the expansion of the military competition into the cyber domain represent a major shift in the character of warfare?
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The weight of evidence leads to the conclusion that China’s military expansion is undermining the regional stability that has produced an era of peace and unparalleled prosperity. China’s actions speak far louder than its words.
Russia and China recognize the low-cost efficiency of lasers. Does the Pentagon? For 20 years, from the first Gulf War to the recent bombardment of Libya, the U.S. military has…