Monday, October 1, 2012

Brookings Scholar on CIA Director's Future

There has been some speculation about CIA Director David Petraeus possibly becoming the next President of Princeton.  One Brookings scholar with close connections to Petraeus has some thoughts.

Here is what the Washington Post has to say:
The Brookings Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon, a close friend of the CIA chief, told the paper that he’s had about five chats with Petraeus about the Princeton job. “I don’t think it was a complete throwaway line,” O’Hanlon said.
Alas, the timing could be awkward, O’Hanlon said, and Petraeus is fully committed to his current job. But O’Hanlon added that if Obama loses the election, Petraeus might need new work.
Michael O'Hanlon is a Senior Fellow with the 21st Century Defense Initiative and Director of Research for the Foreign Policy program at Brookings.  He is, among other things, a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University, and a member of David Petraeus's External Advisory Board at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).