For National Security: Gen. Brent Scowcroft
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“A friend in Washington is someone who stabs you in the chest.” Brent Scowcroft sometimes tells this joke to break the ice when beginning a speech. The irony, though, is that Scowcroft has a great many friends and admirers. It is this capacity for friendship, together with his other personal qualities, his upbringing, military background, and intellectualism, that have made him so remarkably effective and so very much respected and, it is fair to say, so adored in Washington, around the country, and around the world.
SubjectScowcroft Institute; international affairs; Brent Scowcroft; national security; national security advisor; public service; West Point; public policy; foreign affairs; leadership
Sparrow, Bartholomew (2017). For National Security: Gen. Brent Scowcroft. Available electronically from