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Vol. 1 No. 2 | Spring 2014
David Petraeus

FSR Exclusive with Former ISAF Commander and CIA Director

An Interview with David Petraeus | 22 May 2014

General (Ret) David H. Petraeus is Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. Prior to joining KKR, Gen. Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, including command of coalition forces in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military, Gen. Petraeus served as the Director of the CIA. Gen. Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy and subsequently earned MPA and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He also serves as a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, as a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California, and as a member of the advisory boards of a number of veterans’ organizations.


David Petraeus speaks to the strategic potential of an economically consolidated North America, the necessity for a shift in the balance of power at the local level in Syria and the fate of the ‘counterinsurgency era.’


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Frances Townsend

Fletcher Security Review Discusses U.S.
& Global Security with Frances Townsend

An Interview with Frances Townsend | 22 May 2014

Frances M. Fragos Townsend is the former Homeland Security Advisor to United States President George W. Bush. She currently serves as an Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. and as Operating Advisor of Monument Capital Group, LLC. She has over 25 years of experience in legal, law enforcement and security. She speaks to FSR on the most pressing threats and opportunities facing the United States today.


Francis Fragos Townsend addresses the United States’ lack of moral clarity when considering action in Syria, future possibilities for Obama to make a ‘pivot to Asia,’ and the likelihood that the United States has temporarily lost its credibility abroad.


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