Harlan K. Ullman is a strategic thinker and innovator whose career spans the worlds of business and government. Chairman of several companies and an advisor to the heads of major corporations and governments, he was the principal author of “Shock and Awe.” A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served in combat in assignments in Vietnam. He holds an MA, MALD, and PhD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and lives in Washington, D.C.

Articles by Harlan Ullman

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Firing on the Up Roll: No Good Deed

By Harlan Ullman
June 2008
It is said that no good deed goes unpunished. During President George W. Bush's first term and under the leadership of CNO Vern Clark and Navy Secretary Gordon England, the ...
Joint Strike Fighter

Firing on the Up Roll: Transform or Bust!

By Harlan Ullman
May 2008
Pick your metaphor-perfect storm, train wreck, or death spiral. Each reflects conditions our armed forces could face in the not so distant future. On the current course, a collision among ...

Firing on the Up Roll: Iraq Five Years Later

By Harlan Ullman
March 2008
Five years ago this month, the United States and its coalition partners launched Operation Iraqi Freedom and quickly ended Saddam Hussein's regime. Unfortunately, the aftermath has bordered on disaster. And, ...

Firing on the Up Roll: Tet Remembered

By Harlan Ullman
January 2008
What an irony! This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, the turning point of the Vietnam War and a campaign that has become largely forgotten except by ...

Books by Harlan Ullman