Window to the Oval Office: A Diplomatic View of the American Presidency (Part 1 of 2)

Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft

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    Confidant to Kissinger and advisor to three American Presidents, former National Security Advisor Dr. Brent Scowcroft saw the White House through several generations of executive leadership. A USMA alum and retired Lieutenant General in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Scowcroft describes how the ethos of West Point, "Duty; honor; country," served him throughout his dynamic and distinguished career. In his humanizing and often poignant anecdotes, Dr. Scowcroft conjures the distinctive personalities of the Oval Office as at once powerful and vulnerable in their idiosyncrasy.

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    Topics: Leadership
    Interviewer Name: Todd Brewster

    Biographical Details

    Name: Brent Scowcroft
    Institution: USMA
    Grad. Year: 1947
    Service: Air Force
    Rank: Lieutenant General
    Service Dates: 1947 to 1975
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