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Joseph J. Collins

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Joseph J. Collins is a retired Army officer with over 25 years in Washington, including service on the Army staff, in the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and two tours in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Policy. From 2001-04, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations. He has taught strategy and international relations at West Point, the National War College, and Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he holds a doctorate in political science from Columbia University.

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?

The next decade will produce many studies to answer that question, but here is a preliminary answer from a long-term Afghanistan watcher.


Assessing Trump’s National Security Record

How has he done against four main threats our nation faces?