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Please join the World Affairs Council and General (ret.) Barry McCaffrey on January 16 for a rapid response discussion on possible developments in the region after the January 3 drone strike that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Qasam Soleimani. General McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years, including in Operation Desert Storm, and was the most highly-decorated four-star general in the army when he retired.
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General 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 3 Purple Heart Medals for wounds received in combat, 2 Distinguished Service Crosses (the nation’s second highest award for valor), and 2 Silver Stars for valor. He served overseas for more than 12 years ---and 4 combat tours with the 82nd Abn Division, the Vietnamese Airborne Division, the 1st Cavalry Division, and the 24th Mech Infantry Division.
For five years after leaving the military, General McCaffrey served as the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Upon leaving government service, he served as the Bradley Distinguished Professor of International Security Studies from 2001-2005; and an Adjunct Professor of International Security Studies from 2006-2010 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences from 1973-1976 teaching American Government and Comparative Politics.