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Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Hanagan


Deborah Hanagan, US Army, was a national security affairs fellow for 2007–2008 at the Hoover Institution.

Deborah comes to Hoover from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, where she was the Installation Chief of Staff. Earlier in her career, Deborah served in the Persian Gulf War and was selected to be an Olmsted Scholar at the Political Science Institute, Aix-en-Provence, France, where she earned a Diploma of Advanced Studies in French military history, security and defense studies. She subsequently completed training as a European Foreign Area Officer. She has served as the Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as a Political-Military Staff Officer for the US-European Command in Germany, and as a Military Bilateral Cooperation Program Manager at HQ, US Army Training and Doctrine Command. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and a master’s in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Among her awards are the Bronze Star Medal, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Her research at Hoover will focus on European security affairs.

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Recent Commentary


NATO in the Crucible

by Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Hanaganvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

When the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) became involved in security operations during the War in Afghanistan, it faced a range of complex challenges, including a highly motivated Afghan insurgency that changed over time and repeatedly defied assumptions.

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The Sarkozy Revolution?

by Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Hanaganvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 17, 2008

He may be the most pro-American French leader since the Marquis de Lafayette, but the new president is still . . . French. By Deborah Hanagan.