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Michele Flournoy: Immediate Deal to Undo Defense Budget Caps Unlikely

Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy and one-time candidate for the Pentagon’s top post, believes a congressional deal to remove defense spending caps is unlikely to happen soon, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Brendan McGarry writes that Flournoy told reporters at a recent event that the current defense budget plan …

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Profile: Michele Flournoy, CNAS Co-Founder and CEO

Michele Flournoy is the co-founder and CEO of the nonpartisan think tank Center for a New American Security, which offers ideas for national security policies. Flournoy served as defense undersecretary for policy from February 2009 to February 2012, where she worked with the defense secretary on security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and …

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Michele Flournoy: US Cyber Adversaries Would Play Offense Too

The U.S.’ adversaries in cyberspace would respond to attacks from the U.S. with offensive actions of their own, former Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy said Wednesday. AOL Defense reports she also said the country is not prepared to defend against cyber attacks. According to the story by Otto Kreisher, she supported …

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Michèle Flournoy Leaving Pentagon

The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Pentagon is stepping down. Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, announced she will resign and return to private life according to a statement released Monday from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “Michèle has been an invaluable advisor to me during my six …

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Michele Flournoy: India Remains Important Partner to US

Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, called India an “increasingly important partner to the U.S.,” yesterday at a meeting with members of the Asia Society. The Defense Department policy official explained despite criticism about the Obama administration’s commitment to the U.S.-India relationship, the two nations’ cooperation with each other …

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‘We are achieving success,’ says Michele Flournoy

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy  told the House Armed Services Committee she is “cautiously optimistic” about  advancements made in Afghanistan as the new strategy has begun to show signs of success, yesterday. “I believe we are achieving success,” she said. “We are on the right road for the …

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