American Forum - Strategic Challenges in the Middle East
John P. Abizaid
October 5, 2009
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
JOHN P. ABIZAID is a retired General in the U.S. Army and former Commander of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), covering much of the Middle East. Abizaid succeeded General Tommy Franks in July 2003 and covered the war in Iraq until the spring of 2007 when he retired from the military. A Distinguished Fellow at Dartmouth College and Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, he also works with Stanford’s Preventative Defense Project and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2007, he was named Distinguished Chair of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. This Forum is part of an ongoing series on the state of the U.S. military.