About the Author
Colonel Jeffery R. Barnett, USAF, is the Military Assistant to the Director, Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Colonel Barnett is a senior navigator with 2,000 flying hours in the C-130 and the C-9. He flew 40 combat and combat-support missions in Southeast Asia. He also flew as a member of the personal aircrew for the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. His staff assignments include Headquarters United States Air Force and Headquarters Pacific Air Forces. During the 1991 Gulf War, he was attached to the CHECKMATE planning cell.
Colonel Barnett earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross and holds a master of science degree in international relations. He is a graduate of the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, Squadron Officer School (Distinguished Graduate), and the Army-Air Force Air/Ground Operations School (Distinguished Graduate).
Colonel Barnett has published widely. His recent publications include: “The Shadows on Veterans’ Souls” (Houston Post, November 11, 1994); “War’s Worst Risk Is to the Soul” (Los Angeles Times, June 6, 1994); “Nonstate War” (Marine Corps Gazette, May 1994); “Exclusion as National Security Policy” (Parameters, Spring 1994); and “We Have More to Offer” (Proceedings, April 1993).