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Participant Biographies

Bruce W. Bennett

Senior Defense Analyst, The RAND Corporation

Bruce W. Bennett is a senior defense analyst at The RAND Corporation. He specializes in strategy formulation, force requirements, and responding to “asymmetric threats” such as weapons of mass destruction (WMD). His work applies deterrence-based strategy, competitive strategies, risk management, military simulation and analysis, and war gaming. He is also an expert in Northeast Asian military issues, having visited the region some 90 times and written much about Korean security issues. His regional research has addressed issues such as deterrence of North Korean threats, the North Korean weapons of mass destruction threats (nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons) and how to counter them, future Korean military force requirements, the Korean military balance, and dealing with a North Korean government collapse. Dr. Bennett received a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School and a B.S. in economics from the California Institute of Technology.