Lani Kass

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Dr. Lani Kass, a former major in the Israeli air force,[1] is Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, and Director of the CSAF’s Cyberspace Task Force, Washington, D.C.[2]

"Before joining the Air Staff, Dr. Kass was a Professor of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College, where she served as the Director of the longest core course offered at NWC: Military Thought and the Essence of War. She was also Director, Studies of Warning, Surprise and Deception.

"Dr. Kass was a key participant in the development of the national strategy for combating terrorism, as well as the national military strategic plan for the Global War on Terrorism."[2]

Profiles

In early November 2006, U.S. Air Force officials formed the Air Force Cyberspace Command that "will have authority to launch wars in cyberspace", which was "largely the brainchild of Dr. Lani Kass, director of the Air Force Cyberspace Task Force."[3]

From 1982 to1985, Kass was Director of the Russian Research Center at Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Bethesda, Md. From 1985 to 2005, Kass was Professor of Military Strategy and Operations at National War College at National Defense University in Fort McNair, Washington.

"Kass previously served inDefense Department under Dick Cheney, having worked from 1992 to 1993 as Special Assistant to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), Joint Staff at the Pentagon. She returned to the Pentagon under Defense Secretary William Cohen and continued to serve under Donald Rumsfeld. From 2000 to 2001, Kass was Senior Policy Adviser and Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) and from January 2006 to the present, she has been the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, and Director of CSAF's Cyberspace Task Force."[3]

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References

  1. Joel Achenbach, "Military Theory and The Force Of Ideas. From Sparta to Baghdad, Paradigms Have Shifted. Human Nature Has Not," Washington Post (Clausewitz.com), March 23, 2003.
  2. 2.0 2.1 >Bio: Lani Kass, Air Force Link, current as of June 2006.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Lani Kass: Israeli Defense Force veteran heading up Air Force Cyberpace warriors," WayneMadsdenReport (Yahoo! Groups), October 24, 2006.

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