You make a commitment that no matter what happens, you'll stick with itZinni: Obama should talk to Hamas Dec 30, 2008
Those of us that know this region and been involved in the planning knew that this was a fragile society; that if we did not intervene in a way to gain control, the borders, the population, you could cause all sorts of internal issues to erupt into the kind of violence we sawZinni: Bush administration got Iraq wrong Apr 15, 2007
The logic of this is you put pressure on Maliki and force him to stand up to thisDemocrats cautioned on Iraq reduction Nov 15, 2006
All we can do is continue to prepare our people; to make them aware, to learnAnthrax attacks continue to mystify Dec 21, 2001
We will eventually see a weapon of mass destruction used in a terrorist act. And I would say we had better start thinking about how we're going to be prepared for the threat, because we're woefully unprepared for that event, and that's inevitableAnthrax attacks continue to mystify Dec 21, 2001
Anthony Charles Zinni (born September 17, 1943) is a retired four-star General in the United States Marine Corps and a former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). In 2002, he was selected to be a special envoy for the United States to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. While serving as special envoy, Zinni was also an instructor in the Department of International Studies at the Virginia Military Institute. Presently, he is an instructor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, a public speaker, and an author of two best-selling books on his military career and foreign affairs, most recently Battle for Peace. He also is involved in the corporate world, joining M.I.C. Industries as its president for International Operations in 2005.
Zinni also serves on the advisory boards of eight different companies, including the security testing firm, Mu Dynamics, based in Sunnyvale, California. He joined Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy in Spring 2008 as the Sanford Distinguished Lecturer in Residence and taught a new course in the Hart Leadership Program.
In 1965, Zinni graduated from Villanova University with a degree in economics and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. After completion of the Basic School, he was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, where he served as a platoon commander, company executive officer, and company commander in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. He also served as a company commander in the 1st Infantry Training Regiment during this tour.