Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff (Ret.)

Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff

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Adjunct Professor, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

Areas of Expertise

Data mining, advanced analytics, U.S. intelligence community, ethics of war

Latiff retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Major General in 2006. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and a private consultant, providing advice on advanced technology matters to corporate and government clients and to universities. He is a member of the board of several high-technology companies. Immediately after his retirement from the Air Force, Latiff was chief technology officer of Science Applications International Corporation’s space and geospatial intelligence business. He has led and participated in numerous studies on such diverse topics as critical minerals and intelligence and surveillance systems. His current work includes a study for the Department of Defense on the ethical implications of emerging and dual-use technologies. Latiff is an active member of the Intelligence Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal.


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CBS News — Probe: Malaysian Airlines jet was shot down by Russian-made missile
USA Today — Dutch investigators say Buk missile downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
CNN — MH17 crash and the ethics of arms sales
The New York Times — A General in a Classroom Takes On the Ethics of War
The Guardian — Cover-up: Ukraine rebels destroying all links to MH17 air atrocity
Associated Press — Without radar, missile may not have identified jet
Air & Space Magazine — A Reality Check for 3D Printing in Space
Voice of America — Malaysian Jet Shootdown Joins Long List of Civilian-Military Air Disasters