Carl Ford Jr

Carl Ford Jr

Carl W. Ford Jr., is an American political scientist, consultant, defense administrator, and Asian specialist. As Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, he was head of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) in the United States State Department from 2001 until 2003, reporting directly to the Secretary of State, Colin Powell. Ford holds a Bachelor of Arts in Asian studies and a Master of Arts in East Asian Studies from Florida State. From 1965 to 1989, Ford served two tours of duty in Vietnam, was a United States Army Military Intelligence officer, a United States Defense Intelligence Agency China Strategic Intelligence Officer, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) China military analyst, a professional staff member for East Asia on the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the United States National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the CIA. Carl is a professor teaches on the executive branch decision making, intelligence and WMD's and Government