Paul Scharre

Center for a New American Security

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Senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and Project Director of its 20YY Warfare Initiative; former Army Ranger, having participated in special operations in Iraq and Afghanistan (2001-2008), he worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (2008-2013)

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