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Jennifer D. Kibbe

Jennifer D. Kibbe is an Associate Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College. Dr. Kibbe earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Drake University in 1982, a Master's in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1986, and a PhD in Political Science from UCLA in 2002. Before returning to graduate school at UCLA, she worked on South African politics for a number of years at a research organization in Washington, D.C. Immediately prior to coming to Franklin & Marshall, she returned to D.C. for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at The Brookings Institution.


Conducting Shadow Wars

Conducting Shadow Wars

When al Qaeda launched the 9/11 attacks, it also thrust the United States on a decade-long (and counting) search for the best way to combat the unconventional threat posed by terrorism. That search evolved into a competition of sorts between the military’s Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the paramilitary operatives of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for the prestige and resources that went with leading the fight against terrorism.