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Presentation on the global war on terror to be given by General Barry McCaffrey

Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey (Ret.) to speak in Portland. Military and civilian leaders are invited to hear Retired General
Barry R. McCaffrey will give an UPDATE on the GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR.

Thurs. June 7 @ 11:15 a.m. - noon at the GSA/Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Auditorium at 911 NE 11th Ave., Portland, Ore. (on the MAX line)

No charge, but allow time for security screening. Bring i.d.

Serving in the U.S. Army for 32 years, Barry McCaffrey retired as a four-star general; he subsequently served as the Cabinet-level director of the White House Drug "Czar" Policy Office from 1996-2001 where he coordinated the $19 billion federal drug control budget.

He is active as a national security and terrorism analyst for NBC News; writes a column on national security issues for the Armed Forces Journal; and is the Adjutant Professor of International Security Studies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., his alma mater. Prior to confirmation as the National Drug Policy Director, General McCaffrey served as the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces Southern Command coordinating national security operations in Latin America.

During his military career, he served overseas for 13 years and completed four combat tours. He commanded the 24th Infantry Division (Mech) during the Desert Storm 400-kilometer left hook attack into Iraq. At retirement from active duty, he was the most highly decorated four-star general in the U.S. Army. He twice received the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest medal for valor. He was also awarded two Silver Stars and received three Purple Heart medals for wounds sustained in combat. General McCaffrey served as the assistant to General Colin Powell and supported the Chairman as the JCS advisor to the Secretary of State and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

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