Jan Schwarzenberg

Jan Schwarzenberg is an MA candidate at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. A retired U.S. Navy Special Operations Officer, Jan has worked exclusively in Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency, in both military and civilian positions, since the attacks of 9/11 with multiple combat tours. Jan holds degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice, a Master’s in Diplomacy and Military studies, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, Joint Forces Staff College, and the National Defense University. He is currently a government officer employed by the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency.

Are American terrorists considered combatants if not in an active combat zone engaging U.S. forces on the ground and should they be accorded additional consideration before being targeted?