White, Nathan

Research Fellow, Center for Complex Operations

Areas of Expertise: Intelligence Policy, Stabilization & Reconstruction

Mr. Nathan White is a Department of Defense Civilian Research Fellow with the Center for Complex Operations at National Defense University.  He conducts research projects and advises U.S. Government agencies on lessons from various U.S. contingency operations, with a focus on strategy, interagency coordination, intelligence, and conflict assessment.  Nathan has participated in numerous in-theater assessments in support of ongoing operations.  He has authored several publications on lessons from the past fifteen years of war and has also worked with various U.S. Government organizations to integrate lessons into policy, concepts, handbooks, doctrine, training, and education.  Nathan’s current work focuses on improving strategic effectiveness of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Prior to joining NDU, Nathan served as a Department of the Army Civilian where he deployed to Iraq’s Basra province. Nathan is in the War Studies PhD program at King’s College London.  His dissertation project analyzes U.S. Government institutional constraints on improving intelligence capabilities for irregular warfare and stabilization missions.  He also earned a Master's degree in Intelligence and International Security from King’s and is a graduate of UC San Diego.