Rapid Response Roundtable with General Barry McCaffrey on the Expanding Red Sea Crisis
February 7th, 2024 12:00PM -1:00PM
Join World Affairs Council president and CEO Jacqueline Miller and General (ret.) Barry McCaffrey as they discuss Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, growing U.S. military involvement, and prospects for a wider regional conflict. This is a virtual meeting for members only. We encourage you to have your questions ready and your cameras on!
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About the Speakers
General (ret.) Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star General. At retirement he was the most highly-decorated serving General, having been awarded three Purple Heart medals for wounds received in his four combat tours in Vietnam– as well as twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor. He also twice was awarded the Silver Star for valor. For five years after leaving the military, Barry McCaffrey served as the nation’s Cabinet Officer in charge of U.S. Drug Policy. After leaving government service, Barry McCaffrey served at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, as the Bradley Distinguished Professor of International Security Studies from January 2001 to May 2005; and then as an Adjunct Professor of International Security Studies from May 2005 to December 2010. He is currently a defense analyst for NBC and MSNBC.
Jacqueline Miller has led the World Affairs Council of Seattle since May 2014. She held senior positions in policy organizations and non-profits on the east coast before moving to the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, she also serves on the Mayor’s International Affairs Advisory Board; is a member of the Civic Council for UW’s Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) program; and serves on the Washington State Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. She is a board member of the World Affairs Councils of America; a current board member and past chair of the board of Global Ties U.S, and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations. She is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.