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Commentators: Brief Biographies of Our Contributors

Dr. Neta C. Crawford is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Soviet Military Aircraft (Lexington Books, 1987) and the co-editor of a book on international sanctions, How Sanctions Work: South Africa (Forthcoming St. Martin's Press/MacMillan). She is also the author of articles about security issues in scholarly journals (eg. International Organization; Security Studies; Press/Politics) and several books. Professor Crawford may be contacted at the Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003 (413) 545-6187.

Philip Morrison, Institute Professor MIT, emeritus. Born New Jersey in 1915, PhD UC Berkeley, 1940. Physicist and group leader Manhattan Project, 1942-46, Chicago, Los Alamos, Tinian, Japan. Author or coauthor of many articles and books on US military plans and policy, especially nuclear, 1946 on. Book in press: Reason Enough for Hope; America in the World of the Twenty-first Century, with K Tsipis, MIT Press. Member or fellow: NAS, FAS, APS, AAS. Research in nuclear physics, astrophysics, SETI. Concerned with public understanding of science and science education at all levels.

Jonathan B. Tucker, Ph.D., directs the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, California).

He holds a B.S. in biology from Yale, an M.A. in international relations from Penn, and a Ph.D. in political science from M.I.T. with a concentration in defense and arms control studies. A former member of the Board of Editors of Scientific American magazine, Dr. Tucker has been an arms control fellow at the U.S. Department of State, an international-security analyst at the congressional Office of Technology Assessment, a foreign affairs specialist in chemical and biological arms control at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), and a senior policy analyst on the staff of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses.

During his tenure at ACDA, he served on the U.S. delegation to the Chemical Weapons Convention Preparatory Commission in The Hague, and on a biological weapons inspection team in Baghdad, Iraq, under the auspices of the United Nations Special Commission.

Mike Vickers is Director of Strategic Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Washington D.C.-based think tank specializing in military strategy, budgets, and the emerging revolution in military affairs. For the 1996-1997 academic year he was also Acting Co-Director of Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where he taught graduate courses in strategy and policy and transformations of war.

He has given invited lectures on transformational change in the conduct of war at Harvard University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the California Institute of Technology, the United States Air Force, Military and Naval Academies, and the Air, Army, National, and Naval War Colleges. He served as a core member of the 1996 Defense Science Board Study on Tactics and Technology for 21st Century Military Superiority. This summer he is chairing a major study at the Naval War College for the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on the strategy for transitioning to a new force posture.

He is the author of a keynote chapter on the emerging military revolution in Robert Pfaltzgraff and Richard Shultz, eds., War in the Information Age. He is the designer and developer of OSD's Future Warfare 20XX game series and Transformation Strategy game series. He is a former Special Forces Officer and CIA Operations Officer with extensive operational experience.

He holds advanced degrees in strategic studies and economics from Johns Hopkins University and in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in the final stages of preparing a doctoral dissertation at Johns Hopkins-SAIS on the structure of military revolutions.

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