Linda Robinson

Senior International/Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation

Linda Robinson is a senior international/defense researcher at the RAND Corporation and best-selling book author. She co-authored Modern Political Warfare: Current Practices and Possible Responses, one of RAND’s most downloaded publications of 2018. She is currently leading a study on future warfare, including information, cyber, space, and special operations. Robinson has published 15 RAND studies and four trade books, including One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare (2013); Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq (2008), and Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces (2004). Robinson served as chair of the U.S. Army War College board of visitors and the National Defense University board of visitors as an unpaid government appointee from 2010-17. For her leadership on professional military education issues, she received the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. She has advised military commanders and conducted extensive