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Thomas Keaney is the Associate Director of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Executive Director of the Merrill Center, and a senior adjunct professor of strategic studies at SAIS. Before coming to Johns Hopkins SAIS in 1998, he was for ten years a professor of military strategy at National War College, Washington DC, and director of its core courses on military thought and strategy. A retired colonel in the US Air Force, during his military career he served in positions including: associate professor of history at the US Air Force Academy; planner on the Air Staff; chairman of the department of military strategy at National War College; forward air controller in Vietnam; and B-52 squadron commander. During 1991 and 1992 he was a researcher/author with the Gulf War Air Power Survey. He was co-author of two reports of that survey, The Summary Report and The Effects and Effectiveness of Air Power, and a subsequent book, Revolution in Warfare?: Air Power in the Persian Gulf (with Eliot A. Cohen). Among his publications are: US Allies in a Changing World (2001) and Armed Forces in the Middle East, Politics and Strategy (2002) (both ed. with Barry Rubin); War in Iraq: Planning and Operations (2007) (ed. with Thomas Mahnken); and Understanding Counterinsurgency Warfare (2010) (ed. with Thomas Rid). He received a PhD in History from the University of Michigan.