Douglas Feith is a professor at Georgetown University

Douglas Feith


Douglas Feith is a professor at Georgetown University and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. From 2001 to 2005 he served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, reporting directly to the Secretary of Defense. He is the author of War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism (Harper, 2008).

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Report of the Commission On The Eastern Mediterranean

by Rear Admiral Shaul Chorev (Ret.), Mary Landrieu, Admiral Ami Ayalon (Ret.), Seth Cropsey, Charles D. Davidson, Douglas Feith, Arthur Herman, Ron Prosor, Admiral Gary Roughead, Eytan Sheshinskivia
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Authoritarian politics, energy and computer technology and war are rapidly transforming the Eastern Mediterranean.

Douglas Feith is a professor at Georgetown University

War Policy with Douglas Feith

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Douglas Feithvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, June 27, 2008

"Bush lied, people died”; “Bush came into office intent on launching a war in Iraq”; “There was no plan for postwar Iraq” are just three charges in the prevailing narrative that has emerged since the beginning of the Iraq war. In refuting them, Doug Feith offers a firsthand insight into the decision-making process at the Pentagon in the lead-up to the war and during its first few years. He also discusses the wars greatest blunders – failure to provide adequate security after Saddam’s fall and the decision to maintain an occupation government in Iraq for over a year – as well as the tremendous shortcomings in pre-war intelligence. Finally, almost seven years after the September 11 attacks, he addresses whether the United States government is changing fast enough to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century security environment. (35:35) Video transcript