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Appeared in: Volume 11, Number 6
Published on: May 9, 2016
Mending Defense
G.I. Who?

Most military budget reformers focus on the technology and hardware we will need for future conflicts. Few address the military’s most important asset: its people.

Mary Beth Long is a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (2007–09) and Chair of NATO’s High Level Group on nuclear policy (2007–09). She is currently a co-chair of the John Hay Initiative Middle East Group and a member of its Intelligence Committee, as well as a senior subject matter expert to the Commander NATO. She has advised several presidential candidates on foreign policy and spent over a decade in CIA as an operations officer. She founded Metis Solutions, LLC, a government contracting firm, where she is assisted by Mallory Elizondo, who contributed to this article.
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