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Eric T. Olson

Eric Olson reached the rank of major general in the U.S. Army before retiring from active duty in 2006. He subsequently served as the deputy director in the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office and as the chief of staff to the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

Don’t Box Retired Generals Out of Politics

Gen. Dempsey’s prescription would preclude valuable contributions toward an informed electorate.


Measure Clinton’s Plan for ISIS Against the Lessons of Iraq

A former Army division commander views the candidate’s proposed strategy through a McChrystal lens.


A New Plan: Make U.S. Foreign Policy Swifter, Stronger and More Agile

We propose a solution: completely reorganize the structure of how we conduct foreign policy in ‘fragile states’ such as Iraq. By Ronald E. Neumann, Dennis Blair and Eric Olson