Admiral William Fallon speaks for the Council On Foreign Relations HBO History Makers Series Address.
Listen to William J. Fallon, former commander of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, reflect on his career and the lessons learned from the conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Watch William J. Fallon, former commander of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, reflect on his career and the lessons learned from the conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Max Boot discusses Defense Secretary Robert Gates's proposed defense agenda.
Robert M. Gates, a Cold War veteran selected to remain as defense secretary, has won bipartisan praise for his pragmatism and handling of the Pentagon amid two wars.
Michael Gerson discusses the tactics of Gen. David Petaeus.
Gen. David Petraeus has created a broad new agenda that echoes many of the sentiments expressed by Barack Obama, while seemingly strayingaway from the close military relationship that once paired him with President George W. Bush.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ realism and the success of the Gates Doctrine has helped put at least one aspect of US foreign policy back on course, says Michael Gerson.
The departing head of Central Command was wrong about the surge, argues Max Boot.
Watch J. Michael McConnell, director of national security, discuss the changing role of the national intelligence community in the post Cold War era.
Listen to J. Michael McConnell, director of national security, discuss the changing role of the national intelligence community in the post Cold War era.
Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry reflects on significant US foreign policy issues of his tenure, including Iran, Iraq, and nation-building.
The Senate overwhelmingly approved the Bush administration’s nominee for defense secretary, Robert M. Gates, who signaled he is open to new approaches in improving conditions in Iraq.
General Tommy Franks speaks on how victory, specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan, should be defined.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More