Bradley L. Bowman

International Affairs Fellow, 2007-2008

Bradley L. Bowman is a major and strategic plans and policy officer in the U.S. Army.  As an assistant professor of American Politics, Policy, and Strategy and an academic counselor in the department of social sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Major Bowman taught courses in American foreign policy and American politics, as well as designed and taught a new course entitled "Studies in Grand Strategy" that was featured on NPR.  He has published several articles related to grand strategy and U.S. foreign policy and has received an award for excellence in teaching.  Major Bowman served brief details on the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and in the Office of Secretary of Defense for Policy during the summer of 2006.  He earned an MA in international relations from Yale University (2004) and a BS in American politics from the United States Military Academy at West Point (1995).  Prior to attending graduate school, Major Bowman served as a rated U.S. Army helicopter pilot for seven years, serving as a company commander, platoon leader, and battalion staff officer in the 25th Infantry Division and the 12th Aviation Battalion.  He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He conducted his fellowship at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Selected Publications:

"U.S. Grand Strategy for Countering Islamist Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century," Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century (edited by James J.F. Forest, Praeger Security International, 2007); Realism and Idealism: U.S. Policy toward Saudi Arabia, from the Cold War to Today Parameters (U.S. Army War College, Winter 2005-06)



After Iraq: Future U.S. Military Posture in the Middle East

Author: Bradley L. Bowman
The Washington Quarterly

Bradley Bowman argues that “the duration of this conflict is not predetermined or inevitable. The United States can take steps to shorten the struggle and hasten al Qaeda’s defeat. The key is whether the United States can develop a comprehensive strategy that kills or captures today’s terrorists and eliminates the sources of radicalization for tomorrow’s.”

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