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Over the years, PRISM has had the privilege to interview some of the world’s leading practitioners, policymakers, and scholars. This compilation of previously published interviews is intended to serve as a resource for those seeking insights from this exception-al collection of individuals. Collectively, its pages serve as a time capsule to remind us of the issues most pressing at different moments in our recent history, and demonstrate both the progress made as well as challenges that have endured throughout the years. The interviews cover a wide range of issues, including state-building, counterinsurgency, military overstretch, civilian-military cooperation, international collaboration—all issues which continue to resonate today. We hope that our readers enjoy this unique collection. It offers not only a valuable research resource, but a window into the minds of some of today’s most respected and dynamic leaders.
Volume 1 (2009 – 2010)
Richard L. Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State
Thomas S. Szayna, Senior Political Scientist at RAND
General Raymond T. Odierno, then Chief of Staff of the Army
General Peter Pace, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Hussain Haqqani, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S.
Said Tayeb Jawad, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S.
Volume 2 (2010 – 2011)
General Martin E. Dempsey, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jim Webb, former Senator from Virginia
General William E. Ward, former Commander of U.S. Africa Command
General David Petraeus, former Commander of U.S. Central Command
General Richard B. Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Volume 3 (2011 – 2012)
Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator of USAID
Álvaro Uribe Velez, former President of Colombia
J. Brian Atwood, former Administrator of USAID
Volume 4 (2012 – 2014)
Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations
Maria Otero, former Undersecretary of State
Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence
General Mike Flynn, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Volume 5 (2014 – 2015)
Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, then Commander of U.S. Pacific Command
Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor
General John Kelly, former Commander of U.S. Southern Command
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