Benjamin Jensen

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Dr. Benjamin Jensen is a Senior Research Director and leads the Strategic Initiative Group with the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission. He holds a dual appointment as a Professor of Strategic Studies at the School of Advanced Warfighting, Marine Corps University and Scholar-in-Residence at American University, School of International Service and serves as a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Dr. Jensen has published three books including most recently Military Strategy in the 21st Century: People, Connectivity and Competition (2018). In addition to his academic publications, Dr. Jensen writes regularly for War on the Rocks and the Washington Post. Outside of academia, he is an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve with the 75th Innovation Command. The views expressed are his own.

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