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Welcome Mary Habeck

Welcome Mary Habeck

We welcome Mary Habeck who joins us today on the Shadow Government bench. Mary has a wide range of interests, including a focus on the ideological aspects of the war on terror — an unfortunately very timely specialty, as her blogpost explains. Dr. Habeck is currently a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, but as with any vast conspiracy, her links to the Shadow Government community are varied and stretch back many years. She received her Ph.D. and then taught in the history department at Yale (where she first met my wingman, Will Inboden), and she then served as my successor as special advisor for strategic planning on the NSC staff in the White House in the Bush administration. She is writing a trilogy of books examining the ideology and grand strategy of the terrorist networks and also the strategy of the American response. The first book, Knowing the Enemy was published by Yale University press in 2005 and the sequels are due in the next several years.