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Josh Kerbel

Research Faculty, National Intelligence University

Josh Kerbel is a veteran intelligence officer and member of the research faculty at the National Intelligence University, the U.S. intelligence community’s sole accredited, degree-granting educational/research institution.

The US Talks A Lot About Strategic Complexity. Too Bad It’s Mostly Just Talk.

The pandemic sidelined a national security community that gives only lip service to a vital concept.


The Dead Metaphors of National Security

To grapple with today’s complex security environment, we must first think about it realistically. Our terminology — not our technology — is key.


Stop Using ‘Strategic’ To Mean Everything Under the Sun

Linguistic sloppiness is impeding the U.S. government from coming to grips with today’s interconnected security challenges.