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H.R. McMaster on Hubris, Empathy, and National Security

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Dec 04, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) H.R. McMaster, author of the new book Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, discusses his theories of strategic empathy and the security processes that he implemented in the Trump administration, and examines the threats posed by Russia, China, and a myriad of other actors around the world.

This wide-ranging discussion is moderated by Jim Golby, senior fellow at the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Peter Feaver and Jim Golby publish "The Myth of ‘War Weary’ Americans" in the Wall Street Journal

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Dec 02, 2020

Jim Golby, Clements Center Senior Fellow, and Peter Feaver, Clements Center Academic Board of Reference member and Duke University Professor, survey the American public on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and analyze the results in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

Jim Golby publishes "Trump Makes a Bad Situation Worse in Afghanistan" in the Atlantic

Nov 30, 2020

Senior Fellow Jim Golby examines President Trump's decision to reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan and considers the consequences. 

Reflections on a Lifetime in Intelligence

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Nov 30, 2020

This episode of Horns of a Dilemma is a powerhouse of intelligence knowledge. Adm. (Ret.) William McRaven, former chancellor of the University of Texas at Austin and retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, sits down with John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to discuss Brennan’s new book, Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and Abroad. This is a wide-ranging discussion that covers the history of the CIA, the decision-making styles of the presidents Brennan worked for, the events of 9/11, and some of the more controversial projects with which the CIA was involved.

McRaven and Brennan were introduced by Stephen Slick, director of the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin.