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Anthony "Tony" Johnson
is the Strategic Red Team Chief in the Joint Advanced Warfighting Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses. A 20-year veteran of the national security field, Tony specializes in U.S. special operations and Irregular Warfare policy, Defense Institution Building, and Security Sector Assistance. His expertise and experience include defense strategy and policy, operations planning and military capabilities assessments, Joint Forces concept development and experimentation.
Tony is a passionate advocate of greater diversity and inclusion in the U.S. foreign and national security policy communities. He is a dedicated mentor to young people who look to build careers in public service – civilian and military. Tony joined the Truman National Security Project in 2013. He co-founded the TruDiversity Initiative, a community of Truman members who are champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the U.S. foreign policy and national security profession.
In Part I of a two-part article for the “Represent” series, Tony Johnson addresses the threat structural racism poses to U.S. foreign policy and national security and the “supply and demand” aspects of this problem.