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Phillip E. Carter


Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); J.D., UCLA School of Law

Phillip Carter is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research specializations include military personnel policy, military and veterans health policy, veterans employment...

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Phillip Carter is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research specializations include military personnel policy, military and veterans health policy, veterans employment and benefits policy, acquisition policy, civil-military relations, and national security law.

Prior to joining the RAND Corporation, Carter was a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, where he led that organization's research on military personnel, veterans policy, and civil-military relations. Carter has a diverse background in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He began his career as an Army officer, serving for more than 9 years, including an overseas tour in South Korea and a combat tour (2005-06) in Iraq as an embedded adviser with the Iraqi police. Carter's public sector background also includes service in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for detainee policy. In the private sector, Carter has practiced government contracts and national security law, and managed a small consulting firm as chief operating officer. He has also served on advisory or governance boards for nonprofit organizations serving the veterans and national security community.

Carter is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, where he teaches a course on national security business law, and a research seminar on military personnel and veterans policy.

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"The Military Is Not a Political Prop", coverage in The New York Times, February 8, 2018, by Professor Phillip Carter

"I'm an Iraq War veteran. The military doesn't want or need Trump's parade", coverage The Washington Post, February 7, 2018, by Professor Phillip Carter.

"Mueller has obtained 'tens of thousands' of Trump transition team emails," coverage by Business Insider, December 16, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter, fellow, Center for a New American Security.

Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter appeared on the PBS NewsHour on September 27, 2017. His interview begins at the 7:44 mark on the video.

"Joe Scarborough Suggests Young Men Should Spend More Time Dying in Wars, Less on Video Games," coverage in San Francisco Gate, August 7, 2017, mentioning Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter.

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"The Military Is Not a Political Prop", coverage in The New York Times, February 8, 2018, by Professor Phillip Carter

"I'm an Iraq War veteran. The military doesn't want or need Trump's parade", coverage The Washington Post, February 7, 2018, by Professor Phillip Carter.

"Mueller has obtained 'tens of thousands' of Trump transition team emails," coverage by Business Insider, December 16, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter, fellow, Center for a New American Security.

Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter appeared on the PBS NewsHour on September 27, 2017. His interview begins at the 7:44 mark on the video.

"Joe Scarborough Suggests Young Men Should Spend More Time Dying in Wars, Less on Video Games," coverage in San Francisco Gate, August 7, 2017, mentioning Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter.

"How many parts of the Scout Law did Donald Trump's Jamboree speech break?" an opinion piece in the Times-Picayune (New Orleans), July 26, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter.

"Unpresidential Command," an opinion piece in Slate, July 24, 2017, by Adjunct Professor Phillip E. Carter, referencing Professor Rosa Brooks. 

"The Four Big Scandals of the Trump Administration," a piece by Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter, July 11, 2017, appearing in Slate.

"Byron York: Trump-Russia investigation takes sharp turn toward the dumb," coverage by the Washington Examiner (DC), July 11, 2017, quoting from a piece authored by Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter.

"The Daily 202: Trump White House might learn more from studying Whitewater than Watergate as Comey testifies," coverage in The Washington Post, June 8, 2017, quoting from a piece by Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter.

"The Hawks Are Winning," a piece by Adjunct Professor Phillip Carter in Slate, April 11, 2017.

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