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Brachman and Mitra Publish Books

Posted: Nov 26, 2008

Jarret Brachman and Subhro Mitra, researchers with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, recently had their first books published.

Brachman's book, "Global Jihadism," explores the core doctrine and strategy of today's global Jihadist movement. The book is divided into two sections with the first section focusing on the ideas that groups, such as Al Qaeda, are built on. The second looks at the thinking and activities of Al Qaeda's propaganda. Brachman's book was published in September.

Brachman joined the institute in August as an associate research fellow. During upcoming semesters, Brachman will teach a variety of courses in the transportation and security fields for the Master of Managerial Logistics in the Master of Military Logistics Program. Before coming to NDSU, Brachman was the first director of research at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center. He has directed a number of projects for the Department of Defense and he routinely lectures to military, law enforcement and intelligence audiences.

Mitra's book, "Statewide Freight Flow Model to Assess Spring Load Restrictions," presents a unique application of statewide freight planning. Mitra's model is used to analyze the effects spring load restrictions have on freight flows. Mitra's book was published in October.

Mitra also is an associate research fellow at the institute. He has held that position since 2003. Before that, he was a graduate research assistant with the institute. Mitra's work focuses on the development of statewide freight modeling and optimizing logistics networks for the agricultural industry and capacity assessments for the railroad network.

Both books can be purchased on Amazon.com.

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
Nov. 26, 2008

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