Director for Strategy and Concepts of the Center for Naval Analyses, CNA Corporation (United States)
Director, Strategy and Concepts, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
He has been at CNA since 1990, specializing in broad studies of the evolving world security environment. He recently completed a major study of the American Way of War and its Transformation, and has done a report for the National Intelligence Council on the Changing Nature of Warfare Through 2020. Dr. Gaffney served for 28 years in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense prior to joining The CNA Corporation. He spent more than twelve years working on NATO matters, particularly NATO nuclear weapons matters. After two years of working directly on Middle East matters, he spent most of the 1980's as the Director of Plans in the Defense Security Assistance Agency, which managed U.S. arms sales and security assistance programs throughout the world. Dr. Gaffney received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his doctorate from Columbia University, where he specialized in the politics of the developing areas. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959, on destroyers in the Pacific.