America’s Role in the World

On February 2, the Atlantic Council hosted Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA-6) for an “America’s Role in the World” address.

Congressman Moulton quickly established himself as a leading Democratic national security voice during his first year in Congress and continues to do so. Having served in Iraq with General David Petraeus, USA (Ret.), Congressman Moulton had a unique perspective about the how the United States wields power in the world. During his address, Congressman Moulton discussed a strategy for how the United States should act in an increasingly turbulent global context. His remarks were followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q&A session.

Congressman Moulton served in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2008. He was in the first company of Marines to enter Baghdad in 2003, and in 2004 he led a platoon during the Battle of Najaf. In 2005, and in the Surge of 2007, Congressman Moulton worked on a small team of Marines leading counterinsurgency operations south of Baghdad. During this time he served as a Special Assistant to General Petraeus. In 2014, Congressman Moulton was elected to Congress where he currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Budget Committee, and the House Small Business Committee.

This event was part of the Atlantic Council’s Strategy Initiative and the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security’s flagship series, “America’s Role in the World.” The Strategy Initiative seeks to encourage and support a more constructive and substantive public dialogue on US strategy in a complex and dynamic world.