Carnes Lord, Professor of Military and Naval Strategy in the Strategic Research Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, U.S. Naval War College, is a political scientist with broad interests in international and strategic studies, national security organization and management, and political philosophy. He has held a number of positions in the U.S. government, including director of international communications and information policy on the National Security Council staff (1981-83), assistant to the vice president for national security affairs (1989-91), and distinguished fellow at the National Defense University (1991-93). Dr. Lord has taught political science at Yale University, the University of Virginia, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and was director of international studies at the National Institute for Public Policy. He is the author among other works of The Presidency and the Management of National Security (1988) and The Modern Prince (2003).