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Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 2)



Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 2)
In another episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation,” Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy continues her conversation with General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf. The first part of their discussion on U.S. interests in the Middle East aired earlier this month. In part two of McCarthy’s interview with… Read More

Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 1)



Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 1)
U.S. interests in the Middle East is the focus of the latest episode of Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy’s podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” The episode features General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf. McCarthy’s guests discuss the diplomatic and military tools used by the United States… Read More

Trump administration conducts interagency review of Iranian nuclear program



Trump administration conducts interagency review of Iranian nuclear program
Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the U.S. would conduct a “comprehensive review” of it policy toward Iran. The interagency review will assess whether sanctions suspensions related to the deal are vital to U.S. security interests. Tillerson noted that while Iran is in compliance with the 2015… Read More

News You Can Use: 08/19/16



News You Can Use: 08/19/16
National Security Syring on Threats: ‘The Game Has Been Escalated’, Defense News FBI documents viewed in secure areas of the U.S. Capitol, Reuters Pentagon: We’re Closer Than Ever to Lasers That Can Stop Iranian, North Korean Missiles, Government Executive An alleged ‘agent’ of Iran transferred from Guantanamo to the UAE,… Read More

Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances



Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy recently spoke at the Chairman's Forum at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC.  Flournoy discussed imbalances in interagency resourcing, the growth of interagency operations, the National Security structure, and public-private partnerships...