Understanding the Professional Career of James Feldkamp

Terrorism is the illegal use of violence or force against property or persons to frighten or compel a government or its people to further certain social or political aims. Law enforcement usually identifies two types of terrorism which include domestic and international. Domestic terrorism is based and executed by their citizens of a country without foreign direction. International terrorism is basically connected to foreign groups or governments and it goes beyond the boundaries of the nation.

James Feldkamp: The person who Provides Insight On domestic and international terrorism

Theory and Politics of Terrorism by James L. Feldkamp is an all-inclusive test of the varied features of terrorism. This book talks about the occurrence of terrorism by focusing at the theories and causes behind it, in addition to the roles of politics, religion, and public relations. This book helps in understanding the roots of terrorism, and discovers how several forms of intervention are used to deal with terrorism. Additionally, the book discusses the capability of terrorist groups to advance fundraise, political agendas, and use media to endorse their ideologies and visions.

James Feldkamp, the author and editor of Theory and Politics of Terrorism is the Commander USN Ret., who has been able to obtain a M.A. in international affairs from the Catholic University of America. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College. As of now, at George Mason University, he teaches domestic and international terrorism, and gives lectures on terrorism and maritime security at US and international conferences.

Before coming to the academic world, Feldkamp flew combat missions as a Naval Flight Officer during Desert Storm. After this, he has been associated with the FBI as a Special Agent and has been a founding member of the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force in Norfolk, Virginia. Post this; James L. Feldkamp has put down his resignation from the FBI to run for Congress in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. He then went on to become the Republican nominee in both the 2004 and 2006 elections.

Feldkamp then served for The Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness in Washington, DC.  and the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office as the international outreach officer.  James Feldkamp has skills and competencies in the following areas such as:

  • Terrorism/Counter-terrorism
  • International Affairs/Strategic Planning
  • Inter-Agency Communications
  • Countering Violent Extremism
  • Foreign Policy and Global Security
  • Outreach & Coordination
  • Maritime Domain Awareness

Apart from authoring and editing a university textbook titled “The Theory and Politics of Terrorism.”, he has also developed and instructed comprehensive course on theories and politics of terrorism which covers causes of history, terrorism, objectives, and motivations. James Feldkamp has been frequently in demand as a subject matter expert and speaker in maritime security and counter-terrorism for several national and international conferences. He has been a guest speaker about International terrorism at Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University as well as National Security Studies Program. In addition, he has also reviewed and edited university textbooks named “Counterterrorism” by Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

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