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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Rumsfeld's War

How Iraq Was Won

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

The armchair generals were wrong and Donald Rumsfeld was right. Bruce Berkowitz on the new face of warfare.

Analysis and Commentary

A Distinctly American Approach to War

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 9, 2003

Today the United States has a defense policy that aims to minimize the death and destruction of warfare—the very qualities that define war.

The Information War

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Are our intelligence agencies up to the task of preventing another September 11? Not necessarily. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

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Democracies and Their Spies

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Are secrecy and democracy inherently incompatible? Not necessarily. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

Analysis and Commentary

Getting Ahead of the Biowarfare Threat

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 13, 2003

The smallpox decision is the kind of complex national security calculation we can expect more of.

Deep Cover

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Bruce Berkowitz on the challenges the U.S. intelligence community faces in the war on terror.

Fighting the New War

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

We’re good at the conventional use of military force, but the next phase in the war on terrorism will require some unconventional uses. Is the Pentagon up to the task? By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

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War in the Information Age

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz on the new face of American warfare.

Analysis and Commentary

Defense Mathematics

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 22, 2002

We need to proceed aggressively on military transformation to create the flexible, agile, and rapid-response military force required to counter the asymmetric threats we now face.

Is Assassination an Option?

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Is assassination a legitimate tool of American foreign policy? If so, under what circumstances? By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

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