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Director, Project on Defense Alternatives
Since 1991, Mr. Conetta has been co-director of the Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA) at the Commonwealth Institute. While at PDA, Mr. Conetta has been the author of more than 50 reports and articles on threat assessment, military operations, and defense strategy, transformation, and budgeting. And he has contributed to 13 edited volumes on defense issues. Mr. Conetta has served as a consulting analyst for the Council on Foreign Relations, US House Armed Services Committee, South African Ministry of Defense, and for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before joining PDA, he was a fellow at the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies and served as editor of the IDDS journal, Defense and Disarmament News, and associate editor of the Arms Control Reporter. Most recently, Mr. Conetta served as the editor and as a principal author of the report of the Sustainable Defense Task Force: Debt, Deficits, and Defense -- A Way Forward.