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Areas of Expertise: Future Strategic Concepts; Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief; Insurgency/Irregular Warfare
Dr. Thomas X. Hammes joined INSS in June, 2009. His areas of expertise include Future Conflict, Military Strategy, and Insurgency. Dr. Hammes graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 and holds a Masters in Historical Research and Doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the Canadian National Defence College. His publications include The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century and Forgotten Warriors: the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, the Corps Ethos, and the Korean War. He has also published 15 book chapters and over 120 articles. His publications have been used widely in staff and defense college curricula in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Dr. Hammes has lectured extensively at leading academic and military institutions in the United States and abroad. Prior to his retirement from active duty, Dr. Hammes served for 30 years in the United States Marine Corps to include command of an intelligence battalion, an infantry battalion, and the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force. He participated in military operations in Somalia and Iraq and trained insurgents in various locations.
- “Raising and Mentoring Security Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War (Washington, DC: NDU Press, 2015).
- “Japan’s new national security strategy: Good for the Japan-U.S. Alliance and Global Security,” International Institute of Policy Studies, Winter 2015
- “Technology converges, power diffuses,” Singapore GKS Command and Staff Academy Seminar Paper, (Oct 9, 2015)
- “Small, Smart and Many: How Drones Will Defeat Legacy Platforms on the Battlefield,” RUSI Defence Systems, (30 Jul 2015)
- "Independent Long-Range Strike: A Failed Theory," War on the Rocks (June 8, 2015)
- "Rethinking Deep Strike in the 21st Century," War on the Rocks (February 3, 2015)
- "Offshore Control: A Proposed Strategy for an Unlikely Conflict," Strategic Forum 278 (Washington, DC: NDU Press, June 2012).