Rick Brennan

Senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation

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Senior political scientist at the RAND CorporationRick Brennan is a career Army officer with high-level Department of Defense policy-making experience on issues relating to the ongoing war in Iraq, conflict resolution and war termination, homeland defense, and strategic planning. Since 2006 he has served in successive positions in Iraq to include supporting MNF-I/USF-I as the RAND team leader for the Joint Interagency Task Force -Iraq (JIATF-I) and most recently as the Senior Advisor to the USF-I Director of Operations (J3). He has conducted significant research and analysis on Special Forces operations in Iraq, Phase IV Stability and Support operations in Iraq between 2003 and 2005, and the transition from military operations to civilian control in Iraq between 2003 and 2012. He has led and participated in several other RAND studies related to homeland security, homeland defense, and military transformation.

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