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George Seay interviews LBJ Professor and Centennial Chair in National Policy Admiral Bobby R. Inman for podcast "Seay the Future"

Feb 11, 2021

Follow the link to listen to the latest from Seay the Future with George Seay and previous Director of the NSA and the Deputy Director of the CIA Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). 

Was George Shultz America’s Best Secretary of State?

Feb 08, 2021

Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden remembers former Secretary of State George Shultz. 

George Shultz 1920 - 2021

Feb 08, 2021

The Clements Center mourns the death yesterday of Secretary George Shultz, a member of our Statecraft Board of Advisors.  In his 100 years ranging from World War II combat as a Marine in the Pacific theater, to academic and corporate leadership, and to service under three US presidents in four cabinet positions, he lived a great American life. As President Reagan’s Secretary of State, he promoted the global expansion of liberty and helped bring about a peaceful victory in the Cold War. Now a grateful nation bids him farewell. For his century of life he lived the motto of his beloved Marines: Semper Fidelis.  As he enters his rest, may he and his family know the same peace he helped make for the world.

Distinguished National Security Fellow General Robert Neller outlines his "Plan for China"

Feb 04, 2021

"China has a plan. They have published it and they are following it to the letter.  What is happening should not surprise us," says Neller. Follow the link to see his outline for a U.S. response. 

Latest from Horns of a Dilemma: What's the Point of DHS?

Feb 01, 2021

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Ben Rohrbaugh, author of More or Less Afraid of Nearly Everything: Homeland Security, Border, and Disasters in the Twenty-First Century, stops by to discuss the role of the Department of Homeland Security. Rohrbaugh points out that the department has been something of an unloved stepchild within the government structure, lacking both a consistent and coherent organizational culture, as well as at times the perception that it intrudes on the turf of other more established agencies. Although Rohrbaugh acknowledges the case against the Department of Homeland Security, he comes to the conclusion that the department is an important organization in dealing with the threats the United States faces in the 21st century, like infectious diseases, terrorism, right-wing extremism, organized crime, natural disasters, and border security. This talk was sponsored by the Strauss Center at the University of Texas at Austin and was part of the Central America/Mexico Policy Initiative.