Craig Deare is professor of national security affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS). For twenty years he was in the U.S. Army specializing in military intelligence and carrying out duties as a Latin American Foreign Area Officer. He was also Deputy Commander of the Joint Counterintelligence Operations Element in Honduras, Country Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Legislative Assistant for National Security Affairs for Senator Bob Graham. Deare was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Arizona, where he earned a BA in political science. He received a MA in international relations and international economics and a PhD in international relations from the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.