American Forum - War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism
Douglas J. Feith
January 26, 2009
5:30PM - 5:30PM (EST)
DOUGLAS J. FEITH is Professor and Distinguished Practitioner in National Security Policy at Georgetown University. A Belfer Center Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, he is the author of War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism (Harper, 2008). As Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2001 to 2005, Feith helped devise the U.S. government's strategy for the war on terrorism and contributed to policy making for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the Reagan administration, he worked as a Middle East specialist for the National Security Council and then as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Negotiations Policy. Feith has received the Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Defense Department's highest civilian award.