Dr. Harlan Ullman is a strategic adviser to American Secretaries of State and Defense, members of Congress, NATO commanders and governments in Asia and Europe.
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Dr. Harlan Ullman is a strategic adviser to American Secretaries of State and Defense, members of Congress, NATO commanders and governments in Asia and Europe. He created the famous phrase ‘Shock and Awe’ that many of us have heard surrounding America’s foreign wars. Harlan is also Humphrey’s guest to explain the Inside Story of how United States foreign policy impacts all our lives and why the tragedies of Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts have turned out as they have.
Among Harlan’s many books are Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance, Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts and due out in December, The Fifth Horseman and the New MAD: How Massive Attacks of Disruption Became the Looming Existential Danger to a Divided Nation and the World at Large.
A career naval officer, Harlan has served at sea in command and ashore in senior assignments of responsibility including two happy years with the Royal Navy. As a Swift boat skipper, he led over 150 combat patrols and operations in Vietnam for which he was decorated and was a professor at the National War College where he directed the course of study in military strategy. Harlan divides his time between the worlds of business and policy. He chairs The Killowen Group that acts as both a strategic investor in high technology companies and advises leaders of business and government. He is a senior adviser to the Atlantic Council and a regular syndicated columnist for United Press International and the Washington political magazine, The Hill.