Andrew F. Krepinevich
Distinguished Senior Fellow
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Assessments & Planning
Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He assumed this position in March 2016 after having served as CSBA's President since 1995. His service at CSBA was preceded by a 21-year career in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Krepinevich has served in the Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment, and on the personal staff of three secretaries of defense. He has also served as a member of the National Defense Panel, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Experimentation, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' Policy Board. He currently serves as a member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel and on the Advisory Council of Business Executives for National Security.
Dr. Krepinevich has lectured before a wide range of professional and academic audiences, and has served as a counsultant for many senior government officials, including several secretaries of defense, as well as the CIA's National Intelligence Council and all four military services. He has testified frequently before Congress. Dr. Krepinevich has taught on the faculties of West Point, George Mason University, John Hopkins University's School of Advance International Studies, and Georgetown University.
Dr. Krepinevich recently published The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern Defense Strategy, which he co-authored with Barry Watts. His other recent book is titled 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century. Among his more recent articles are How to Deter China: The Case for Archipelagic Defense; Strategy in a Time of Austerity: Why the Pentagon Should Focus on Assuring Access; The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran; and The Pentagon’s Wasting Assets, all published in Foreign Affairs. Among his latest CSBA monographs are: Rethinking Armageddon: Scenario Planning in the Second Nuclear Age; Maritime Competition in a Mature Precision-Strike Regime; Cyber Warfare: A “Nuclear Option?” and Strategy in Austerity. Dr. Krepinevich received the 1987 Furniss Award for his book, The Army and Vietnam. His next book, War Like No Other, has a tentative release date of 2017.
A graduate of West Point, Dr. Krepinevich holds an M.P.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has taught on the faculties of West Point, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and Georgetown University.
By Mac Thornberry and Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr. The next U.S. president will inherit a security environment in which the United States confronts mounting threats with increasingly constrained resources, diminished…
RealClearDefense By Andrew F. Krepinevich 30 March 2016 The great Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, counseled, “Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” At its core, this means…
The First Nuclear Age was characterized by the Cold War era bipolar international system and a corresponding bipolar nuclear competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. While a…
War On The Rocks Andrew Krepinevich And Jacob Cohn March 1, 2016 For much of the 46-year Cold War, many of the West’s most gifted strategists focused their talents on…
In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich describes the current threats facing the United States and argues that the need for a well-crafted defense…