Anthony Cordesman

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Holder of the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of Iraqi Security Forces: A Strategy for Success; former National Security Assistant to Senator John McCain, he has held senior positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and State Department

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