The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Threats to Security and Nation-Building in Afghanistan

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Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies

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An Army reservist, Mr. Perkins was mobilized from November 2001 - November 2003 to work as an analyst on the Afghan Crisis Team at the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) in Charlottesville, VA. During this time, he gave regular briefings and published several assessments on the various ground forces in Afghanistan. The last two months of his mobilization was spent as NGIC's liaison officer to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He received the Meritorious Service Medal and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for his efforts. He currently serves as a civilian defense economist at the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC).


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security, nation-building, Afghanistan