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Dr. David W. Brannan PhD

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Local Address:  Los Angeles , California , United States
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Senior Policy Advisor To the Ministry


  • PhD
    University of St. Andrews , Scotland
  • joint honours Master of Arts
    University of St. Andrews , Scotland
  • Master of Arts
    University of St. Andrews , Scotland
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David W. Brannan, PhD ..., 7 Oct 2012 [cached]
David W. Brannan, PhD (Theologically Motivated Terrorism), is a senior analytical advisor on issues of International Relations, social identity, law enforcement, asymmetrical threats and low intensity conflict, including both terrorism and insurgency. His experience as the Director of Security Policy, Ministry of Interior, Iraq (2003-2004), has provided a unique base from which to build effective programs related to intelligence, national and homeland security through effective multidiscipline approaches to these difficult issues. David has been particularly successful developing methods for integrating intricate theoretical frameworks with operational realities-effectively marrying rigorous academics with the real world. · Tel: 530·521·1718
Santa Monica Mirror: RAND Man Is Decorated For Heroism, 8 July 2004 [cached]
Rathmell was with a group of six U.S. military personnel, fellow RAND researcher David Brannan, and an Iraqi translator when hostile forces began firing at them shortly after they exited vehicles at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baquba on Jan. 21.
Rathmell reported that Brannan, who was hit by shrapnel in the ribs, and Col.
Brannan is temporarily assigned as a senior policy advisor to the Ministry of the Interior in Iraq.
Homeland Security Affairs: Editorial Review Board, 9 Jan 2015 [cached]
David Brannan (MPSC)
David Brannan (MPSC) David Brannan lectures at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He served six months in Iraq as the director of security policy for the CPA/MOI, where he wrote or led the security policy initiatives for the Iraqi Police Service (IPS), Department of Border Enforcement (DBE), Facilities Protection Service (FPS), and the Iraqi Civil Defense Directorate. Prior to that, Dr. Brannan served as a political scientist for the RAND Corporation (from 2000 to 2005), working on areas related to terrorism, insurgency, and law enforcement with particular expertise related to domestic theologically-motivated political activism. He still contributes to RAND research on occasion as an adjunct political scientist and regularly publishes in academic journals, tactical journals, edited books, and government reports. Two recent publications include a primer for law enforcement, Preparing for Suicide Terrorism, and a chapter on left and rightwing terrorism in The Politics of Terrorism. Dr. Brannan holds a joint honours Master of Arts and PhD from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Family of hostage pleads on TV / A leading Muslim cleric in Australia also supports him, 9 May 2005 [cached]
David Brannan, a terrorism specialist with the Rand think tank, said Sunday that the family's efforts to secure Wood's release are understandable, but there is little chance the insurgents will consider them.
"I can't imagine the pleas from the family will have any impact, because they haven't in the past," he said."In fact, it's not even clear how much of that information they receive."
On rare occasions when hostages are released, Brannan said, "people actually pulled out (troops) or there have been behind-the-scenes deals worked out."
Angelo dela Cruz was released unharmed in July after the Philippines government bowed to his kidnappers' demands that Manila withdraw its small contingent of 51 troops from Iraq. | True Ozarks | Elections are next test for Iraq, Ozarks experts say, 29 June 2004 [cached]
Nixa resident David Brannan, a civilian security expert with the Rand Corp., recently returned from Baghdad after spending six months helping rebuild the country's police force.
Accelerating the transfer of power to Iraqi officials was "a pretty smart move," he said.
"It cuts the feet out from the insurgents, who I'm sure were planning a major event on the date of the transfer," Brannan said.
"Now it means an attack is an attack against a purely Iraqi government."
However, Brannan said that may mean nothing to insurgents whose goal is to destabilize the country so that an extreme form of Islam - Wahabi Islam - can prevail.
"Wahabi Islam is a 200-year-old belief that is anti-modern and anti-progress," he said."They believe that unless you are of their ilk, you can be killed.They say it is on authority from God to kill anyone who doesn't believe this."
Brannan said most Wahabi believers are Sunni Muslims who represent only 10 percent of the Iraqi population.
"I had the Nick Berg video for a week before I watched it," Brannan said.
"It's so revolting.I was a cop for 12 years and have seen a lot of bad stuff, but this was just so disgusting."
Though his hands were tied behind his back, Berg rolled on the ground to avoid the killer's knife, Brannan said.
"It was slow and it was painful," he said.
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