In this talk, General Mattis, former commander of US Central Command discusses the changing security environment. Drawing on his expertise at the highest levels of the US military and advising the US government, General Mattis will discuss the major threats he sees, and the way they might be approached. Widely regarded as one of the keenest intellects and original thinkers in the US military, this talk will offer a fascinating insight into how the United States is thinking about international security and cooperation.
General Jim Mattis, an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert on national security issues, especially strategy, innovation, the effective use of military force, and the Middle East. Before coming to Hoover, General Mattis was the commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM). While commanding CENTCOM from 2010 to 2013, he was responsible for military operations involving more than 200,000 US, Australian and seventeen other nations’ military and civilian personnel in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Middle East and south-central Asia.