General Cartwright met with Hoover fellows Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy; George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow; and Sidney Drell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, concerning the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and nonproliferation issues. In a second meeting with Hoover fellows, General Cartwright discussed quadrennial defense review, Afghanistan, changes within the intelligence community, and the future of unmanned aerial vehicles.
General Cartwright is a four-star Marine Corps general and the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As such, he is our nation’s second-highest-ranking military officer; he chairs the Joint Requirements Oversight Council and the Defense Acquisition Board. He was previously the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, where he managed our nation’s nuclear arsenal as well as several other Unified Command Plan Change 2 missions, including Global Strike, Missile Defense, Information Operations, and C4ISR.