Norman Friedman

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Norman Friedman
OccupationAuthor, Analyst, Strategist, Historian
Education Columbia University (BA, PhD)
PeriodWorld War I, World War II, Modern Age
GenreNaval Historical, Analysis, and Strategy

Norman Friedman, Ph.D., is an American internationally known author and analyst, strategist, and historian. [1] He has written over 30 books and numerous articles on naval and other military matters, [1] has worked for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and has appeared on television programs including PBS, the Discovery Channel, C-SPAN, and National Geographic.[ citation needed ]



Friedman holds a bachelor's and a doctorate from Columbia University in theoretical physics, completing his dissertation “Additional Scattering of Bloch Electrons by Simultaneous Imputity and Lattice Interaction” in 1974. [2] [3] From 1973 to 1984, he was at the Hudson Institute, becoming Deputy Director for National Security Affairs.[ clarification needed ] He then [ when? ] worked for the United States Navy as in-house consultant.[ clarification needed ] From 2002 to 2004, he served as a futurologist for the United States Marine Corps. [4] He has held the position of Visiting Professor of Operations Research, University College, University of London. [5]

Friedman's articles have appeared in Joint Forces Quarterly, Jane's International Defence Review, Asian Pacific Defence Reporter, Defense Electronics, The Journal of Electronic Defense, The International Countermeasures Handbook, Armada, Defence, ORBIS, Military Technology, Naval Forces, Jane’s Navy International, Signal, The Wall Street Journal (U.S., European, and Far Eastern editions), DPA, RUSI Journal, and the Journal of Cold War Studies , among others. [1]

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