A Soldier’s Voice: Colonel Michael R. Fenzel on Military Intervention and a Personal Perspective on the Use of Force

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/17/16
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Location
Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago

Hosted by
Institute of Politics


A Soldier’s Voice: Colonel Michael R. Fenzel on Military Intervention and a Personal Perspective on the Use of Force

University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Join the IOP as it welcomes Colonel Fenzel for a discussion on his experience as a Soldier and how it has shaped his views on military intervention and the use of military force.  With over 25 years of active duty service, as well as national security policy experience as a Director for Transnational Threats and Director for Combating Terrorism on the National Security Council. Colonel Fenzel brings a unique expertise to matters of military policy, and will address the virtues of limited military interventions in the context of his personal experience from Desert Storm to Afghanistan.

Colonel Fenzel is currently the Army’s Senior Military Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York City where he is focused on the military’s development path for strategic leaders and examining the efficacy of military intervention as a foreign policy option. He is the author of the forthcoming book “No Miracles: The Failure of Soviet Decision Making in the Afghan War” (Stanford University Press, June 2016).

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