Jan M. Lodal
Distinguished Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
TopicsInternational Security, US Defense Policy, US Foreign Policy
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February 03, 2015'We Face a Critical Juncture' in Halting Russian Aggression in Eastern Europe, Group Says Eight former senior US officials—diplomats, ranking Pentagon and State Department office-holders, military commanders and US appointees to NATO—today urged the Obama administration and its NATO allies…
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February 02, 2015Former Senior US Officials Urge US and NATO to Increase Military Assistance to Ukraine Including Defensive ArmsThe Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs today released a report entitled, “Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do.” The report, authored by eight former senior U.S.…
February 02, 2015The New York Times highlights "Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do," a report issued jointly by the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs:
Previously, he served as principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy and as a senior staff member of the National Security Council. He was founder, chairman, and CEO of Intelus Inc. and cofounder of American Management Systems, Inc. During the Nixon and Ford administrations, Mr. Lodal served on the White House staff as deputy for program analysis to Henry A. Kissinger, and during the Johnson administration as director of the NATO and general purpose force analysis division in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Lodal is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Curtis Institute of Music, a trustee of the American Boychoir, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He was previously executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group and president of Group Health Association. He is the author of numerous articles on public policy, arms control, and defense policy, and of The Price of Dominance: the New Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Challenge to American Leadership.
Mr. Lodal is the recipient of Rice University's Distinguished Alumnus Award for Public Service and Achievement in Business and was twice awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Department's highest civilian honor.
Mr. Lodal remains an active member of the Atlantic Council's Board Executive Committee.