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Flournoy to follow up S. Korea summit

SEOUL, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. undersecretary of defense for policy will follow up this week's U.S-South Korea summit with a visit to Seoul, Pentagon sources say.

Obama taps Clinton vets for defense posts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama named his picks for four top defense positions Thursday, continuing a pattern of choosing centrist Washington insiders from the Clinton era for his government's top posts.
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Report: Pentagon needs to share power

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A report criticizing the Pentagon for alleged unwillingness to work with other U.S. agencies is likely to get more attention, The Washington Post said Monday.
Analysis: Petraeus on Iraq vs. Afghanistan

Analysis: Petraeus on Iraq vs. Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- If Gen. David Petraeus is confirmed as commander of U.S. Central Command, his broader responsibilities may force him to reconsider his thinking about U.S. commitments in Iraq in order to properly resource the U.S. effort in Afghanistan, say some analysts and military observers.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Gates hints at April Iraq assessment

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and other top officials met the U.S. commander in Iraq to discuss the April progress report on troop levels in Iraq.

5th-year test for Bush strategy in Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Five years after U.S.-led forces ousted Saddam Hussein from power, analysts ponder the post-surge environment, the next president and the future of Iraq.

National Guard's role in Iraq studied

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. defense official says National Guard troops in Iraq are among the first that will be brought home as the U.S. shrinks its manpower there.

Think tanks wrap-up VII

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the seventh of several wrap-ups for March 20.

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

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Ex- U.N. offical to direct CSIS project

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Frederick D. Barton, formerly one of the highest-ranking Americans at the United Nations, has been named a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The United Press International think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen and Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy testify before the House Armed Services Committee on President Obama's plan to draw down US forces in Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2011. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Michèle Angelique Flournoy (born December 14, 1960) is Under Secretary of Defense for Policy of the United States. She was confirmed in the position by the U.S. Senate on February 9, 2009. She founded and was named President of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in January 2007. Prior to co-founding CNAS, she was a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she worked on a broad range of defense policy and international security issues. Previously, she was a distinguished research professor at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University (NDU), where she founded and led the university’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) working group, which was chartered by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to develop intellectual capital in preparation for the Department of Defense’s 2001 QDR.

Flournoy has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates which would make her the first female Secretary of Defense.

Prior to joining NDU, Flournoy served as a senior-level political appointee in the Department of Defense during the Presidency of Bill Clinton, working at the Pentagon where she occupied the dual roles of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy. In those capacities, she oversaw three policy offices in the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense: Strategy; Requirements, Plans, and Counterproliferation; and Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasian Affairs. Flournoy was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 1996, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service in 1998, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2000. Following the November 2008 presidential election, she was selected as one of the Department of Defense Review Team Leads for the Obama transition. On 8 January 2009, President-elect Obama announced that he was nominating Flournoy as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, serving under Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

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