Bruce Berkowitz

Biography: 

Bruce Berkowitz was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

He is the author of several books about U.S. national security policy, including American Security (Yale University Press, 1986); Calculated Risks (Simon and Schuster, 1987); The New Face of War (Free Press, 2003); and Strategic Advantage: Challengers, Competitors, and Threats to America's Future (Georgetown University Press, 2008). He was a national fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1983–4 and a research fellow from 2000 to 2008.

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A Hero's Tale

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Saturday, April 1, 2006

Bruce Berkowitz on First In: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan by Gary C. Schroen

National Security: A Better Approach

by Kori Schake, Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, October 30, 2005

How can we reform our dysfunctional national security system? By letting the White House call the shots. By Bruce Berkowitz and Kori Schake.

Secrecy and National Security

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Are our intelligence agencies so obsessed with keeping secrets that they are actually putting us at risk? By Bruce Berkowitz.

Knowledge as Power

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Bruce Berkowitz on Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to al-Qaeda by John Keegan

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Intelligence Reform: Less Is More

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

How can we improve the nation’s spy agencies? By concentrating on the basics and building the capabilities we need to defeat today’s threats. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

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Legitimacy and Irrelevance

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

The United Nations is far less powerful than some—French president Jacques Chirac, for example—would like. Thank goodness. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

We Got Him

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

How we ran Saddam to ground. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz. Sidebar: Do We Need More Troops? Or Different Troops?: Why we must establish a new, post–Cold War military.

Analysis and Commentary

Do We Need More Troops or Different Troops?

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 8, 2003

The critics wanted more combat forces. The current situation, however, calls for peacekeeping and nation-building forces.

Spying in the Post–September 11 World

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

The attacks of September 11 made it clear that our intelligence organizations were too slow and inflexible to deal with the threat of international terrorism. Two years later, they still are. By Bruce Berkowitz.

Present Arms

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Bruce Berkowitz on The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military by Dana Priest

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