James K. Wither is Professor of National Security Studies and Director Fellowship programs at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He is a retired British Army Officer and former researcher in 20th Century Warfare at the Imperial War Museum. He has published widely on the subject of warfare and terrorism and taught or presented terrorism related subjects at a wide variety of institutions, including the FBI Academy, the UK Defence Academy, the NATO School, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Afghan Army Staff College. His publications include book chapters, monographs and journal articles. The latter include papers for Small Wars and Insurgencies, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Global War Studies, European Security, Prism, Connections and Parameters. Professor Wither is co-editor of the book Combating Transnational Terrorism, which was published in January 2016.
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