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  • Policy ace Michele Flournoy could be first female Defense chief

    01/04/2013 3:53:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 4, 2013 | Shashank Bengali & Matea Gold
    WASHINGTON — It's a long way from playing volleyball at Beverly Hills High School to being the most powerful woman in Washington, but Michele Flournoy could cap such a remarkable journey if President Obama selects her as Defense secretary. Flournoy, little known outside the world of military policy, is on the shortlist to lead the Pentagon in Obama's second term. She would be the first woman in that role. An inveterate policy wonk who first worked in the Pentagon under President Clinton and later co-founded a respected think tank, Flournoy, 52, has spent two decades climbing to the top of...
  • White House Wavers on Hagel, Considers Others for Defense

    12/23/2012 5:08:40 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    White House Wavers on Hagel, Considers Others for Defense By Michael Hirsh | National Journal – 5 hrs ago Besieged by criticism from right and left, and considerable skepticism from his former Senate colleagues, Chuck Hagel appears to be following the path of Susan Rice as a trial-balloon nominee who finds himself quickly losing altitude in Washington. And as happened with Rice, the White House is now signaling that it may soon puncture Hagel's hopes. Just as occurred with Rice, the U.N. ambassador whose prospective nomination as secretary of State—leaked to the media—flamed out in the face of widespread criticism...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Former U.S. Official: Striking Iran Prematurely Would be Wrong

    05/30/2012 2:34:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Michèle Flournoy, former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, spoke on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. Video ..... Finally, Flournoy addressed the Iranian nuclear issue and, while she stressed that President Obama will take no options off the table, she added, “Any military strike will only delay, not destroy, Iran’s nuclear program. American estimates suggest a delay of one to three years for an Israeli strike.” “It is something that would buy us time, but it would not by itself solve the problem in any enduring way,” said...
  • Obama to Nominate Deputy Secretary, Three Other Top Defense Officials

    01/08/2009 11:38:52 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 561+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2009 | Donna Miles
    Note: The following text is a quote: Obama to Nominate Deputy Secretary, Three Other Top Defense Officials By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2009 – President-elect Barack Obama today announced his choices for four key Defense Department positions: deputy defense secretary, two undersecretary positions and general counsel. William J. Lynn III was named as Obama’s nominee for deputy defense secretary. The president-elect also announced his intention to nominate: -- Robert F. Hale as undersecretary of defense (comptroller); -- Michèle Flournoy as undersecretary of defense for policy; and -- Jeh Charles Johnson as general counsel. “I am...