Daniel R. Post

CDR Daniel Post is a Permanent Military Professor assigned to the Strategy and Policy Department at the US Naval War College. He received a BS in Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy, an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College, an MA in Political Science from Brown University, and a PhD in Political Science (International Relations) from Brown University. His research focuses on nuclear strategy and policy, deterrence, escalation dynamics, limited nuclear war, and conflict termination. This includes studies of past wargaming and military exercises to explore potential escalation dynamics in limited nuclear wars. Additionally, he conducts experimental survey work and interview-based research centered on nuclear deterrence strategies and escalation dynamics. He is a former Navy helicopter pilot, and his most recent assignment was as a nuclear strike advisor and the chief of strike advisor training in the Global Operations Center at US Strategic Command.