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Zachary analyzes horrible ways people kill one another: drone swarms, weapons of mass destruction, and apocalyptic terrorism. His work has been published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, the Nonproliferation Review, Slate, the Modern War Institute at West Point, DefenseOne, and other outlets. Journalists have written about and shared that research in Forbes, Popular Mechanics, Yahoo News!, the National Interest, and MSN.


Previously, he worked at ANSER where he conducted futures analysis, organizational strategy assessments, and systems thinking analysis for offices within the Departments of State, Defense, Commerce, and Homeland Security. In 2019 he joined ABS Group as a Senior Consultant. 



Zachary's work has been featured in Forbes, Popular Mechanics, and several industry publications. 
All views are his own and not those of any current or former employer, funder, or affiliate.
His CV has a complete list of his published work and previous appearances.
Forbes (Interview)

David Hambling, “U.S. Army’s New Drone Swarm may be a Weapon of Mass Destruction,” Forbes, June 1, 2020. (Shared by Yahoo News)

Popular Mechanics (Interview + quoted)

Kyle Mizokami, “Should Drone Swarms be Considered Weapons of Mass Destruction?” Popular Mechanics, May 29, 2020.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (Speaker)

Chemical and Biological Technology Watch Forum, 2020

Shephard Media (Interview + quoted)

Shephard Media, Naval Warfare, No. 2, 2020

World Institute for Nuclear Security (Speaker)

“Workshop on Autonomous and Remotely Operated Systems: Benefits and Challenges to Nuclear Security, April 2-4, 2019 

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