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U.S. Energy Independence and Democracy Abroad - R. James Woolsey

Complete video at: R. James Woolsey, former CIA Director and Security Advisor to Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain, argues that a dependence on foreign energy sources undermines U.S. efforts to encourage democratic reforms in regions such as the Middle East. ----- The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Dependence on expensive foreign oil. Challenging diplomacy with nuclear-armed countries. America's next president needs a strong vision and stronger will to tackle these formidable tasks and those that lie ahead. Which candidate is best equipped to meet these challenges? A panel of top advisers to the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees addresses each candidate's plan to improve our international security - The Commonwealth Club of California Robert James Woolsey is vice president of the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and an officer in its global resilience practice. Previously, Woolsey served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and delegate-at-large to the US-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks. He has also been a partner in the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC.Woolsey is currently co-chairman (with former Secretary of State George Shultz) of the Committee on the Present Danger, as well as chairman of the advisory boards of the Clean Fuels Foundation and the New Uses Council and a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He also serves on the National Commission on Energy Policy.
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