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Robert Gates on the Exercise of American Power

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Lester Crown Lecture

Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates joined Council President Ivo Daalder for a conversation on the scale, complexity, and purpose of America’s power—as well as its limits.

Robert Gates West Point, 2011.
West Point

General Jim Mattis on Learning to Lead

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Lester Crown Lecture

General Jim Mattis, former US Secretary of Defense, delivered the inaugural Lester Crown Distinguished Lecture on US Foreign Policy and shared insights on US national security priorities.