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April 2, 2006
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski
U.S. Air Force, 1983-2003
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski BIO:
She is a regular contributor to LewRockwell.com, and has had articles about her work with the Department of Defense published recently in the American Conservative. She teaches online classes with the University of Maryland University College and American Public University System, and is an adjunct faculty in Political Science with James Madison University.

· Recently retired from the active duty USAF as a Lieutenant Colonel.
· Political-military affairs officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Under Secretary for Policy, in the Sub-Saharan Africa and Near East South Asia (NESA) Policy directorates.
· Worked on the North Africa desk
· Served on the Air Force Staff, Operations Directorate at the Pentagon.
· Served on the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade.
· Served tours in Alaska, Massachusetts, Spain and Italy.

· MA in Government from Harvard.
· MS in Science Management from the University of Alaska.
· Completed both Air Command and Staff College and the Naval War College seminar programs.
· Holds a Ph.D. in World Politics from Catholic University of America.

· African Crisis Response Initiative: Past Present and Future (US Army Peacekeeping Institute, 2000)
· Expeditionary Air Operations in Africa: Challenges and Solutions (Air University Press, 2001)

Col. Kwiatkowski lives on a small farm in western Virginia with her husband and three of her four children.

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Info: She discusses her opinion of the build up to war in Iraq from her position in the Near East/ South Asia policy office at the Pentagon. Also, we discuss her service in the Air Force, why she choose to leave the military and the current state of the military-industrial complex.

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