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Dr. Shane Smith, a Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University's Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, has served as Senior Advisor for East Asia Nuclear Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Senior Advisor at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Prior to joining the National Defense University in 2007, Dr. Smith worked for former Secretaries of Defense William Perry and Ashton Carter at the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project and, before that, he was a Research Associate for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the National Defense University and Johns Hopkins University. His current research focuses on the role of nuclear weapons in Asia-Pacific affairs, extended deterrence and North Korea's nuclear program. He is the author or co-author of over twenty chapters, articles and government studies. Dr. Smith received his BA from the University of Georgia and his PhD from the University of Colorado.