Jeffrey Record

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According to the Strategic Studies Institute web site at the Army War College, Dr. Jeffrey Record joined the Institute in July 2003. Dr. Record's "previous assignments included

  • Professor of Strategy and International Security at the Air War College, Montgomery AL; Visiting Professor, Air War College, 1997-99
  • Military Commentator, The Sun (Baltimore), 1984-92, 1995-2000
  • Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995-97
  • Professional Staff Member, Senate Armed Services Committee, 1993-95
  • Consultant, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 1980-87, 1995
  • Legislative Assistant to Senator Bob Krueger, 1993
  • Legislative Assistant to Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen, 1992-93
  • Senior Fellow, BDM International, 1990-92
  • Military Analyst, NBC-TV News (New York), 1990-91
  • Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, 1987-90
  • Consultant, Rockwell Corporation, 1987-90
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, 1980-87
  • Advisor to Senators William Sebastian Cohen and Gary Hart, 1980-83
  • Adjunct Professor of Modern Military History, Georgetown University, 1978-85
  • Legislative Assistant to Senator Sam Nunn, 1976-80
  • Research Associate and Rockefeller Younger Scholar, Brookings Institution, 1973-76
  • Assistant Province Advisor, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-69

"Dr. Record received a B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University."


"As a Senior Research Fellow at Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) and a Visiting Professor at the School of International Affairs, Dr. Record is pursuing a variety of research projects. His background includes work for both government and non-government research organizations. Dr. Record was awarded a Ph.D. in International Relations by Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He also holds an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins, as well as a B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College.

"At the Brookings Institution's Defense Analysis Project from 1973 to 1976, Dr. Record conducted numerous studies and analyses of major defense issues. Some of his published studies included the following topics: U.S. theater nuclear weapons in Europe and the future of the U.S. Marine Corps.

"As Legislative Assistant to Senator Sam Nunn from 1976 to 1980, Dr. Record researched a host of issues including the all-volunteer force, strategic airlift requirements, and NATO strategy and force posture.

"At the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis from 1980 to 1987, Dr. Record performed studies on U.S. military strategy, U.S. militia reform, Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions in Europe (MBFR), strategic bomber requirements, strategic airlift requirements, and the Rapid Deployment Force.

"At the Hudson Institute, major studies were conducted on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, US military effectiveness in the Persian Gulf and the future of US air power. At BDM International from 1990 to 1992 work was conducted on a variety of projects including theater ballistic missile defense requirements for NATO and US forces operating overseas. While at BDM, Dr. Record completed his book, Hollow Victory: A Contrary View of the Gulf War, published by Macmillan in 1993.

"Dr. Record moved to the Senate Arms Services Committee (SASC) staff via the staff of Senator Lloyd Bentson and then Senator Bob Krueger. During his service on the SASC staff from July 1993 to March 1995, Dr. Record worked closely with other senior staffers in support of Chairman Sam Nunn on a variety of international political-military issues including Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, U.N. Peacekeeping Operations, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and NATO's future.

"He is currently a Visiting Professor at the US Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama."[1]


Selected Published Works of Jeffrey Record

  • Dark Victory: America's Second War against Iraq Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2004) (ISBN 1591147115)
  • The Wrong War, Why We Lost in Vietnam (Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute Press, 1998) (ISBN 155750699X)
  • Hollow Victory: A Contrary View of the Gulf War (Brasseys Press, 1993) (ISBN 0028810465)
  • Serbia and Vietnam, A Preliminary Comparison of US Decisions to Use Force (Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: Center for Strategy and Technology, Air War College, 1999)
  • Perils of Reasoning by Historical Analogy: Munich, Vietnam, and American Use of Force Since 1945 (Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: Center for Strategy and Technology, Air War College 1998) (ISBN 1557500096)

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