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NEWPORT, R.I. -- Dr. Daniel L. Byman, a noted expert on terrorism and the Middle East, speaks about Israeli strategies for defending against terror attacks, during a lecture of opportunity at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) on March 2. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Dietrich)NEWPORT, R.I. -- Dr. Daniel L. Byman, a noted expert on terrorism and the Middle East, spoke about Israeli strategies for defending against terror attacks, during a lecture of opportunity at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) on March 2.

Dr. Byman gave an insightful analysis of Israel’s successes and failures in responding to terrorism.  In addition, he provided an assessment of the changes taking place in the strategic landscape of the Greater Middle East and what this change portends for the security of the United States and its partners in the region.

His talk was based on his recent book A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism, published by the Oxford University Press.

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 2, 2012) Dr. Daniel L. Byman pauses with Naval War College Professor Heidi Lane, following Byman's lecture of opportunity on Israeli strategies for defending against terror attacks. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Dietrich)Professor Heidi Lane of the Strategy and Policy Department organized Dr. Byman’s visit to NWC and introduced him to the audience of faculty, students, and staff attending the lecture.

Dr. Byman serves as a professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and as Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.  He has served as a Professional Staff Member with the 9/11 Commission and with the Joint 9/11 Inquiry Staff of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.  Before joining the Inquiry Staff, he was the Research Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation.  Dr. Byman has also served as an analyst on the Middle East for the U.S. government.

He is the author of The Five Front War: The Better Way to Fight Global Jihad, Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism, Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflict, and co-author of Things Fall Apart: Containing the Spillover from the Iraqi Civil War and The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might. In addition, he has written widely on a range of topics related to terrorism, international security, and the Middle East.

From Strategy and Policy Department
Posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy