Lawrence J. Korb, PhD Biography
||Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
||Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"A War of Choice or of Necessity?" Washington Post, Dec. 8, 2003
"According to Richard Haass, director of policy planning at the State Department until June 2003...the administration 'did not have to go to war against Iraq, certainly not when we did. There were other options.'
Ironically...he is right about Iraq. It is a war of choice -- a bad choice as it turns out."
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Senior Adviser, Center for Defense Information
Former Director, National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Council Vice President, Director of Studies, and holder of the Maurice Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations, 1998-2002
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Program, Brookings Institution, 1988-1998
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Logistics), 1981-1985
Director of Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute, 1981
Advisor, Reagan-Bush Committee, 1980
Professor, US Naval War College, 1975-1980
Former Director, Center for Public Policy Education, Brookings Institution
||PhD, State University of New York, Albany, 1969
MA, St. John's University, 1962
BA, Athenaeum of Ohio, 1961
||Honorary Board Member, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Military Advisor Committee Member, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities
Former Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
Former Vice President,Corporate Operations, Raytheon Company
Recipient, Department of Defense medal for Distinguished Public Service