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Dr. David W. Brannan PhD

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Phone: (831) ***-****  
Naval Postgraduate School
1 University Circle
Monterey , California 93943
United States

Company Description: The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to enhance United States national security through graduate, executive and professional education programs focusing...   more

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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Web References
Daily Herald - Al-Zarqawi was one page in the book of insurgency, 15 June 2006 [cached]
Brannan teaches at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.He was director of security policy in the Coalition Provisional Authority from 2003 to 2004.These views are his and in no way reflect policies of the Department of Homeland Security or the Naval Postgraduate School.
Still a serious threat from Al Qaeda: its ideas |, 12 June 2006 [cached]
"He was a truly terrifying individual," says David Brannan, a specialist on terror at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and an adviser to the Interior Ministry in Iraq in 2003 and 2004.
Mr. bin Laden and other top Al Qaeda officials outside Iraq will probably have mixed feelings about Zarqawi's fate, says Mr. Brannan.His actions made it easier to depict the Iraqi insurgency as cruel.He had a hatred of Shiite Muslims that other terror leaders might have found unproductive.And his public image at times threatened to overshadow that of bin Laden himself.
"I'm sure they're not glad he's dead, but I'm sure they were concerned about his sort of charismatic leadership," says Brannan.
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.
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