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John Nagl
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Dr. John Nagl is currently the ninth headmaster of The Haverford School. Prior to his assuming the role of headmaster in 2013, Nagl was the inaugural Minerva Research Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. Previously, Nagl was the president of the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., and he remains a...

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James N. Mattis
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Jim Mattis, an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert on national security issues, especially strategy, innovation, the effective use of military force, and the Middle East.

Before coming to Hoover, Mattis was the commander of the US Central Command from 2010 to 2013,...

Norton A. Schwartz
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General Norton A. Schwartz retired as the Chief of Staff of the US Air Force (CSAF) on Oct 1, 2012, after serving over 39 years in the Air Force. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, General Schwartz began his service as a pilot with the airlift out of Vietnam in 1975, and was the first CSAF who piloted special...

Ahmed Rashid
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Ahmed Rashid, as characterized by noted journalist Christopher Hitchens, is “Pakistan’s best and bravest reporter.” Rashid’s unique knowledge of this vast and complex region allows him a panoramic vision and nuance that no western writer can emulate. His book, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in...

Thomas E. Ricks
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Thomas E. Ricks, a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) spent several days at UC Berkeley and delivered two lectures. One focused on the history and success of American generals and why they were more successful in World War II than in Korea, Vietnam, or Iraq/Afghanistan. The second was a case...

Barbara K. Bodine
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Ambassador Barbara K. Bodine is a lecturer in public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where she teaches courses on the Iraq War and on U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East as it relates to the Persian Gulf region and Southwest Asia. She also serves as director of...

John Abizaid and Michael Scheuer
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John P. Abizaid retired from the United States Army in May 2007, after 34 years of active service. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, he rose from infantry platoon leader to become, at that time, the youngest four-star general in the Army. At the time of his retirement he was the...

Mark Steyn
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In a series of three talks, Mark Steyn examines America's role in the world and how it might change. In "Strong Horse, Weak Horse: American Power and World Perception," he begins by talking about how the world views the United States, especially in light of our occasional willingness to use power and our occasional...

Thomas P.M. Barnett
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This bold and important book strives to be a practical "strategy for a Second American Century." In this brilliantly argued work, Thomas Barnett calls globalization "this country's gift to history" and explains why its wide dissemination is critical to the security of not only America but the entire world. As a senior...