US Grand Strategy: The Future Role of the Military

February 28, 2004


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Greg Fontenot (Lt. Col., US Army, ret.)
Former Battalion Commander, Gulf War; former Commander, US Armored Unit, Zone of Separation, Bosnia-Herzegovina; he is currently working on a manuscript on Operation Iraqi Freedom; Chief of Command Planning Group, Training and Doctrine Command and Director of School for Advanced Military Studies.

Gen. William Nash (United States Army, Ret.)
John W. Vessey Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations; former Military Commander, Task Force Eagle, Bosnia and a Veteran of Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq; former Civilian Administrator in northern Kosovo, United Nations; former Director of Civil-Military Programs, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs; Military Consultant, ABC News; former Project Director, Balkans 2010; Author, The Laws of War: A Military View and Can Soldiers be Peacekeepers and Warriors?

Janet St. Laurent
Director of Defense Capabilities and Management team, U.S. General Accounting Office, her primary responsibilities include managing and testifying on GAO's work on force structure, defense planning, and military transformation issues

Gwyn Prins
Coauthor, Understanding Unilateralism in American Foreign Relations; author, The Heart of War: On Power, Conflict and Obligation in the 21st Century; former Senior Fellow, Office of the Special Adviser on Central and Eastern European Affairs, office of the Secretary General, NATO; Alliance Research Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Columbia University

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Author, Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery, "Power Politics and the Balance of Risks", "Realism, Power Shifts, and Major War", and "Security Seeking under Anarchy: Defensive Realism Reconsidered"

William Lange and Guergana Petkova
EPIIC Colloquium