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Michèle Flournoy
Michele Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec & Fmr. U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Michèle Flournoy is the co-founder and managing partner of WestExec, a strategic advisory firm offering unique geopolitical expertise, and the co-founder and former CEO of the Center for a New American Security. Previously, she served as the undersecretary of defense for policy under President Obama. She was a Pentagon policy chief and 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 National Security Council deliberations. Flournoy serves on the CNAS board of directors.


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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