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Joseph J. Collins

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Dr. Joseph J. Collins PhD is a retired United States Army colonel, serving from 1970 until his retirement in 1998, and then recalled from 2001-2004 to serve at the Pentagon.

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Dr. Collins was recalled from his 1998 Army retirement in February 2001 by then Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz to serve as his special assistant. Shortly after this the then Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, appointed Collins as deputy assistant secretary of defense (DASD).[1] On November 15, 2001, Collins was introduced as deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs before giving a Special briefing on the role of the Department of Defense in providing humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.[2] On February 25, 2003, Collins was identified as DASD for Stability Operations when he presented a Department of Defense Briefing on Humanitarian Relief Planning for Iraq [3]. He retired from his position as Department of Defense DASD for for stability operations in 2004.

In April 2008, an occasional paper for Institute for National Strategic Studies authored by Dr. Joseph J. Collins was published by The National Defense University Press critical of the Bush administration's handling of Post-Invasion Iraq titled, "Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath". [4]

Biographical Information

  • 2004-  : Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College
  • 2001-2004: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations
  • 1998-2001: Dr. Collins was a Senior Fellow at the [for Strategic and International Studies]
  • 1970-1998, U.S. Army Officer, beginning a rank of Second Lieutenant, and retiring as a Full colonel
  • Fordham University, BA
  • Columbia University: 2 master's degrees, PhD in political science
  • 2004 Awarded the U.S. Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service

(Bio sources: [5] - [6])

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch resources

Sources

  1. Casie Vinall, "Joe Collins: Career Officer, Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary", American Forces Press Service, June 23, 2003
  2. Joseph J. Collins, DASD for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs, "Special Briefing on Humanitarian Assistance for Afghanistan", Department of Defense Press Transcript, November 15, 2001
  3. Joseph J. Collins, DASD (Stability Operations), "Briefing on Humanitarian Relief Planning for Iraq", Department of Defense Press Transcript, February 25, 2003
  4. Joseph J. Collins, "Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath", Institute for National Strategic Studies, Occasional Paper 5, National Defense University Press, April 2008
  5. Joseph J. Collins, "Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath", Institute for National Strategic Studies, Occasional Paper 5, National Defense University Press, April 2008
  6. Casie Vinall, "Joe Collins: Career Officer, Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary", American Forces Press Service, June 23, 2003

External resources

Bibliography

  • Joseph J. Collins, "The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan: A Study in the Use of Force in Soviet Foreign Policy", Lexington Books, January 1986. ISBN 0669112593
  • Joseph J. Collins and Gabrielle D. Bowdoin, "Beyond Unilateral Economic Sanctions: Better Alternatives for U.S. Foreign Policy" (Csis Panel Report), Central for Strategic and International Studies, April 1999. ISBN 0892063513
  • Joseph J. Collins, "The Coming Battle for World Sovereignty", Covenant Pub. Co Ltd, 1971. ISBN 0852050011
  • Collins, Kaufman and Schneider, "Understanding International Relations: The Value of Alternative Lenses", McGraw-Hill Companies, August 1994, ISBN 0070340498

External articles

National Defense University

Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Joseph J. Collins, Michael Horowitz, "Homeland Defense: A Strategic Approach", Center for Strategic and International Studies: Homeland Security Program, December 11, 2000, (CSIS Citation - Direct download link to PDF)
  • Frank Cilluffo, Joseph J. Collins, Arnaud de Borchgrave, Daniel Gouré, Michael Horowitz, "Defending America in the 21st Century - New Challenges, New Organizations, and New Policies", Center for Strategic and International Studies: Executive Summary of Four CSIS Working Group Reports on Homeland Defense, December 1, 2000, (CSIS Citation - Direct download link to PDF)
  • Dr. Joseph J. Collins, "The U.S. Military: Still the Best?", Center for Strategic and International Studies: Homeland Security Program, August 29, 2000, Reprint from Boston Globe, August 29, 2000, (CSIS Citation - Direct download link to PDF)
  • Dr. Joseph J. Collins, "Training America's Emergency Responders", Center for Strategic and International Studies: Homeland Security Program, A Report on the Dept. of Justice's Center for Domestic Preparedness and The U.S. Public Health Service's Noble Training Center, Fort McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, July 1, 2000, (CSIS Citation - Direct download link to PDF)

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