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Dr. David M. Keithly is a retired university professor. He has published five books and over 80 articles in journals and magazines, and served as editor of The Defense Intelligence Journal and Civil Wars. He was a Fulbright fellow in Europe twice, a fellow of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California, a resident scholar at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Bonn, Germany, and a legislative fellow in the parliament of the German state of Thuringen. He is president of the Fulbright Association's Southeast Virginia Chapter. He has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and an M.A. from the German University of Freiburg. He did additional graduate work at the French University of Rennes. Selected to "Outstanding Young Men of America," he was also designated a Navy National Reserve Officer of the Year in 1993. In his younger years, he was on the Navy physical fitness team and is now an avid senior athlete. He was named the IMA (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) Officer of the Year at the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2000, and received the annual faculty research award at the Joint Military Intelligence College in 2001. A retired reserve officer, he held field-grade rank in two services.