I met Lawrence Korb in Tel Aviv last week, as we were both on the same panel in the BESA-ADL conference on U.S.-Israel relations. Korb is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and a senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information. Mr. Korb was also a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, and dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as assistant secretary of defense (manpower, reserve affairs, installations, and logistics) from 1981 through 1985. In that position, he administered about 70 percent of the defense budget. For his service in that position, he was awarded the Department of Defense’s medal for Distinguished Public Service. More about his very impressive bio here.
I don’t think the Israeli crowd was happy with what Korb had to say, but I asked him to be my guest for an email interview because I found it interesting and thought provoking. Here’s the first half of our Q&A. I’ve posted three questions last week, and additional three questions this week.
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