November 7, 2001
Posted: November 7, 2001
VT - Former director of the National Security
Agency, retired Army Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, will discuss
"American Foreign Policy and the War Against Terrorism" on
Monday, Nov. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Middlebury College's
Twilight Auditorium on College Street (Route 125). The talk
is free and open to the public.
Odom is a
senior fellow and director of national security studies at
the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct
professor at Yale University. As director of the National
Security Agency from 1985 to 1988, he was responsible for
the nation's intelligence and communications security. From
1981 to 1985, Odom served as assistant chief of staff for
intelligence, the Army's senior intelligence officer. From
1977 to 1981, he was military assistant to the president's
assistant for national security affairs, Zbigniew
Brzezinski. As a member of the National Security Council
staff, Odom worked on strategic planning, Soviet affairs,
nuclear weapons policy, telecommunications policy, and
Persian Gulf security issues.
graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1954,
and received a doctorate from Columbia University in 1970.
From 1987 to 1997, he served as a trustee of Middlebury
publications include "The Collapse of the Soviet Military"
(Yale University Press, 1998), which won the Marshall
Shulman Prize; "American's Military Revolution: Strategy and
Structure After the Cold War" (American University Press,
1993); "Trial After Triumph: East Asia After the Cold War"
(Hudson Institute, 1992); "On Internal War: American and
Soviet Approaches to Third World Clients and Insurgents"
(Duke University Press, 1992); and articles in Foreign
Affairs, World Politics, Foreign Policy, Orbis, The National
Interest, and many other publications. He is a frequent
contributor to the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal,
The Washington Post and The New York Times.
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Odom has appeared frequently on radio and television
programs, including "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," CNN's
"Crossfire, ABC's "Nightline," NBC News and BBC's "The World
His talk at
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