Benjamin H. Friedman (@BH_Friedman) is the policy director at Defense Priorities. He was previously a research fellow in defense and homeland security studies at the Cato Institute and a doctoral candidate in political science and an affiliate of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes about counter-terrorism, homeland security and defense politics, with a focus on threat perception. He is co-editor of "US Military Innovation since the Cold War: Creation Without Destruction." He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.