Tom McNaugher

Tom McNaugher
Professor in the Practice
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Professor in the Practice

Director of Studies for Security Studies Program

Professor in the Practice, Director of Studies for Security Studies Program. Formerly Vice President for Army Studies at the RAND Corporation (2001-2007) and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution (1989-1995).  Army officer, 1968-75, with service in Vietnam (1970-71).

Areas of Expertise: Defense budget, defense management, weapons procurement, East Asian security issues.

  • Ph.D. Harvard University, Political Science
  • M.P.A. Harvard University, Political Science
  • B.S. U.S. Military Academy



Arms and Oil:  US Military Strategy and the Persian Gulf (Brookings, 1985)

New Weapons Old Politics:  America’s Military Procurement Muddle (Brookings, 1989)


“A Strong China:  Is the U.S. Ready?” The Brookings Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, Fall 1994, pp. 14-19;

“Ballistic Missiles and Chemical Weapons:  The Legacy of the Iran-Iraq War,” International Security, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Fall 1990), pp. 5-34.