About the Author

 Joseph D. Douglass Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Douglass was a national security analyst and author with expertise in defence policy,threat assessment, deception, intelligence and political warfare, nuclear strategy, terrorism, advanced chemical and biological warfare agents and applications, and international narcotics trafficking. 

Since the mid-1980s, his primary focus has been research into various dimensions of cultural warfare and notably into the illegal drugs plague, with emphasis on its origins, support structures, marketing - and the question: 'What can be done?'

Dr. Douglass received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in
1962 and has taught at:
  • Cornell
  • Navy Postgraduate School at Monterey
  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Relations in Washington, D.C.. 
He has worked in and for:
  • National Laboratories (Sandia Corporation]
  • US Government served as Deputy and Acting Director, Tactical Technology Office, Advanced Research Projects Agency 
  • Various Defence Contractors
  • Institute for Defense Analyses and System Planning Corporation
He is a former member of :
  • Weapons Systems Evaluation Group
  • US Army Science Board
  • a former consultant to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and Senate Foreign Relations Committee
He directed The Redwood Institute, which was formed to address the internal problems America faces such as:
  • illegal drugs
  • crime and impoverished education 
  • identify root causes,
  • evaluate national policy
  • devise alternative policy options
The Author has been a pioneering analyst and is perhaps best known for his ground-
breaking studies of:
  • nuclear weapons policy
  • the impact of precision-guided munitions
  • the nature of the Soviet nuclear threat
  • the risks arising from chemical and biological warfare agents
  • intelligence aspects of international narcotics trafficking
His unclassified books include :
  1. The Theater Nuclear Offensive [1976]
  2. Soviet Strategy for War in Europe [Pergamon Press, 1980] 
  3. Soviet Strategy for Nuclear War [Hoover Institute Press, 1979]
  4. CBW: The Poor Man's Atomic Bomb [Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, 1984]
  5. Why the Soviet Union Violates Arms Control Treaties [Pergamon-Brassey's, 1988]
  6. Conventional War and Escalation [The National Strategy Information Center, 1981]
  7. The Superpowers and Strategic War Termination [Pergamon-Brassey's, 1989]
  8. Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America [1990]
This new edition has been prepared with a view to meeting continuing demand for the work, in both the United States and elsewhere, following the strategic adjustment completed in 1991 when the Communist strategists switched to pursuing their manic World Revolutionary objectives through covert Communism and a 'new form' of reversible 'state-controlled capitalism' - working, as Lenin taught his 'illuminated' followers, 'by other means'.

In memory of:
Dr. Joseph D. Douglass Jr.
May 30-1935 -May 23, 2014
Rest in Peace