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Colonel Thomas A Dempsey

THOMAS A. DEMPSEY is the Director of African Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. Colonel Dempsey is an Infantry officer who has held command and staff positions in the 25th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and is a veteran of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. He has served as a strategic intelligence analyst for Africa at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and as Chief of Africa Branch for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. Prior to his assignment to the U.S. Army War College, Colonel Dempsey was the U.S. Defense Attache for Liberia and Sierra Leone, stationed in Monrovia, Liberia. He has published articles in Infantry and Armor Magazine, as well as in Brassey’s Defense Analysis. Colonel Dempsey has a B.A. in History from Wichita State University, an M.A. in African Area Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles, and an M.M.A.S. in Theater Operations from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Public Administration at Penn State Harrisburg.

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SSI books and monographs by Colonel Thomas A Dempsey

  • Counterterrorism in African Failed States: Challenges and Potential Solutions

    April 01, 2006

    Authored by Colonel Thomas A Dempsey.
    How serious is the threat posed by terrorist groups operating from failed states in Africa? This monograph asserts that the threat is very serious indeed, and presents alternative U.S. strategies to confront terrorist groups using failed states as sanctuaries and platforms for attacks on America and its partners.