Abram Shulsky is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute. He has served as an advisor to the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy from 2001 to 2009, dealing primarily with issues related to Iraq; he has also served as a consultant on national security affairs to the RAND Corporation and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), as the Director of Strategic Arms Control Policy in the OSD, acting Representative of the Secretary of Defense to the Nuclear and Space Talks (Defense and Space Group) with the former Soviet Union, and other governmental positions. He is author of the first edition of a college text book on intelligence, Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence and co-editor, with Gary J. Schmitt, of the second and third editions. His articles on intelligence and arms control have appeared in a number of journals. Dr. Shulsky received his undergraduate education at Cornell University, majoring in mathematics, and did his graduate work at the University of Chicago, where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science.