David Murphy

Dr. David Murphy is a lecturer with the Centre for Military History & Strategic Studies in the Department of History at Maynooth University (2008-present). He is a graduate of the University College, Dublin (BA, MLitt.) and Trinity College, Dublin (PhD).

Since 2006, he has taught at the Irish Military College in connection with the Maynooth University’s Defence Studies programmes. He has also lectured abroad at various institutions including the Royal Dutch Military Academy, Breda, the US Military Academy at West Point and the US Command and Staff College, Fort Leavenworth.

In 2004 he became the first Irish scholar to be awarded a fellowship to the West Point Summer Seminar in Military History. Dr. Murphy is a member of various societies including the T.E. Lawrence Society and the Ormonde Military History Society (honorary member). He is also a member of the Royal United Services Institute.

NATO needs to deploy more SF units specifically trained to counter the deployment of Russian airborne, Spetsnaz and “little green men” as part of its potential countermeasures.

The events surrounding the “siege of Sidney Street” raised a series of issues that echo many current concerns regarding terrorism and migrants.