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Michèle Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder and CEO, CNAS & Fmr. Under Secretary of Defense

Michèle Flournoy is the co-founder and CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and a senior adviser at the Boston Consulting Group. Formerly the under secretary of defense for policy (2009-2012), she was the principal adviser to the secretary of defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in NSC deliberations. She led the development of Department of Defense’s new Strategic Guidance and represented the DoD in dozens of foreign engagements, in the media, and before Congress. Previously, she was senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a distinguished research professor at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. Flournoy has received several awards from the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She is a member of the Defense Policy Board, CFR, and the Aspen Strategy Group.

More About Michèle Flournoy

To succeed in the president’s ambition of ultimately destroying the Islamic State — or even to contain its gains or roll them back — a broader and more intensive effort is needed.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy tells Renee Montagne that the current U.S. policy toward the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, suffers from creeping incrementalism.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Flournoy discusses U.S. efforts to fight terrorism around the world.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Inskeep talks to Flournoy about the American-led strategy, and what will be needed to ensure success.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Twitter chat about today’s most pressing national security issues.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014