January 24 at the Hilton
Challenges to US National Security
Seattle Rotarian Jill Dougherty will be speaking with General Barry McCaffrey (Ret.) about the national security challenges facing the United States around the globe. This promises to be a very enlightening conversation given their combined experience.
Jill is a Distinguished Visiting Practitioner at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a CNN Contributor. She served as a CNN correspondent for three decades, reporting from more than 50 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, China, North Korea and Russia.
Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years. When he retired in 1996, he was the most decorated General serving in the United States Army, having been awarded three Purple Heart Medals for wounds received in combat, two Distinguished Service Crosses (the nation’s second highest award for valor), and two Silver Stars for valor. He served overseas for more than 12 years and four combat tours with the 82nd Airborne Division, the Vietnamese Airborne Division, the 1st Cavalry Division, and the 24th Mechanical Infantry Division.