Todd E. Pierce

Major Todd E. Pierce, U.S. Army (Ret.), served as a Guantanamo Defense Attorney beginning in 2008 and has continued that service after retirement at the end of November, 2012. In that representation, he was required to do extensive research into such issues as martial law, Cognitive Warfare (Psychological Operations, Perception Management), and war crimes, to include those of the United States. In furtherance of that study, he attained a M.A. in Politics at The New School where he studied in depth the political thought of Hannah Arendt. A study which led to her teacher, Edmund Husserl, who described his study and research as the "science of consciousness," with his method being what would be called "Phenomenology." Prior to becoming an attorney and U.S. Army JAG Officer, Pierce was trained as a Sr. Psychological Operations NCO, with previous experience working with the Army–Air Force Center for Low–Intensity Conflict, in addition to his training and experience as a Computer Programmer for the U.S. Army. Since Army retirement, he has an oral history project in which he's collected oral histories of various people who have played a role in U.S. foreign policy with posting them online as the Project for the Study of American Militarism on YouTube and at: Any opinions expressed by Pierce are his alone and do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or the US Army.