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Through A Glass Darkly

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Become a Paid Subscriber: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sean-patrick-hazlett/subscribeThrough A Glass Darkly is where the paranormal meets military science fiction and fact. I interview national security professionals, historians, writers, and other content creators on everything within th… read more

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Washington's Bootlickers with Sean McFate - Where Do US Security Strategists Come From?

Why does the US national security establishment no longer produce competent strategists? How are  strategists currently recruited and developed? How can the US produce better strategists? Find out as Sean Patrick Hazlett meets with veteran national security professional, Dr. Sean McFate.

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The New Rules for War

Biography

Dr. Sean McFate is a foreign policy expert, author and novelist. He is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washington DC think tank, and a professor of strategy at the National Defense University and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Additionally, he serves as an Advisor to Oxford University’s Centre for Technology and Global Affairs.

McFate’s career began as a paratrooper and officer in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He served under Stan McChrystal and David Petraeus, and graduated from elite training programs, such as Jungle Warfare School in Panama. He was also a Jump Master.

McFate then became a private military contractor and paramilitary. Among his many experiences, he dealt with African warlords, raised armies for U.S. interest, rode with armed groups in the Sahara, conducted strategic reconnaissance for the extractive industry, transacted arms deals in Eastern Europe, and helped prevent an impending genocide in the Rwanda region.

McFate is a consultant to the U.S. military, U.S. intelligence community, United Nations, and Hollywood. His has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Politico, Daily Beast, Vice Magazine, War on the Rocks, Military Review and African Affairs. He has appeared on CNN’s Amanpour, Morning Joe, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, Fox, Sky News, NPR, BBC, WSJ, FT, Economist, Vice/HBO, The Discovery Channel, and American Heroes Channel. As a scholar, he has authored eight book chapters in edited academic volumes, and two monographs on modern war for the U.S. Department of Defense.  McFate holds a BA from Brown University, MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was also a Fellow at Oxford. McFate lives in Washington, DC.

Sean Patrick Hazlett’s Books

Weird World War III
Weird World War IV
Hell’s WellAlien Abattoir and Other StoriesAlien Abattoir and Other Stories (Audio)The Post-Apocalyptic Tourist’s Guide to the Mojave Desert

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