Forrest E. Morgan

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Senior Political Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Pittsburgh Office

Education

Ph.D. in policy studies, University of Maryland; M.A.A.S. in airpower arts and sciences, Air University; M.A. in computer systems management, Webster University; B.S. in business management, University of Maryland

Overview

Forrest Morgan is a senior political scientist working at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining RAND in January 2003, Morgan served a 27-year career in the U.S. Air Force. His military assignments included duty as a signals intelligence analyst and as a space operations officer in various operations and staff positions. Later he served on the strategy and policy staff at Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, and did a tour of duty as a professor of comparative military studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. Since coming to RAND, Morgan has done strategy and doctrine research, examining issues such as crisis stability, preemptive and preventive attack, escalation management, deterrence, and information operations and also assessing the performance of the Air Force and Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Recent Projects

  • Crisis Stability and Future Long-Range Strike
  • Deterrence and First-Strike Stability in Space
  • Risk Assessment in Air Force Planning

Selected Publications

Forrest E. Morgan, "Dancing With the Bear: Managing Escalation in a Conflict With Russia," IFRI Proliferation Papers, 40(Winter), 2012

Forrest E. Morgan, Deterrence and First-Strike Stability in Space: Preliminary Assessment, RAND (MG-916_AF), 2010

Forrest E. Morgan, et al., Dangerous Thresholds: Managing Escalation in the 21st Century, RAND (MG-614-AF), 2008

Karl P. Mueller, et al., Striking First: Preemptive and Preventive Attack in U.S. National Security Policy, RAND (MG-403-AF), 2006

Forrest E. Morgan, Compellence and the Strategic Culture of Imperial Japan, Praeger, 2003

Publications