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Josh Kerbel

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 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.