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KENNETH D. JOHNSON is a colonel in the United States Army, currently assigned as the C/J2X (CI/HUMINT staff officer) for Multi-National Forces-Iraq (MNF-I) in Baghdad, Iraq. He has 27 years of service in uniform, including over 20 years in overseas intelligence assignments from the tactical to the strategic level, with most of his experience in Asia. Colonel Johnson’s assignments include multiple tours in Korea, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom (UK), Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Iraq. Some of Colonel Johnson’s previous assignments included Tactical Intelligence Officer serving with both the 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor and 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry at Camp Casey, Korea; commander of Headquarters Company, 102nd Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion, Camp Hovey, Korea; commander of 3 Company (UK), Allied MI Battalion, Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Assistant U.S. Army Attaché to the United Kingdom, U.S. Embassy London; intelligence staff officer for United States Army Japan; commander of a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) combined U.S. and Republic of Korea operations detachment in Seoul, Korea; and commander of a DIA detachment in Iraq. His last operational assignment prior to attending the U.S. Army War College was as commander of DIA’s Field Operating Base-Korea (FOB-K), responsible for the planning and execution of overt and sensitive intelligence operations that answered priority intelligence requirements levied by United States Forces Korea (USFK), Pacific Command (PACOM), the Department of Defense, and other national level consumers. Colonel Johnson holds a B.A. degree in political science from California State University-Northridge, a Master of Public Administration, and a Masters of Strategic Studies. Colonel Johnson is a member of the U.S. Army War College Class of 2009.
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Authored by Colonel Kenneth D. Johnson.
With much of the American public accepting the “China Threat” theory, it is critical that the United States recognize the role of strategic culture in shaping China’s domestic and external policies.