The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

by Sparrow, Bartholomew

Overview: From his early days as an Air Force fighter pilot in 1947, to his later role as an advisor to Presidents, Brent Scowcroft played a central advisory role in many of the key US strategic decisions, and was not shy about giving strategic analysis and advice that his bosses did not always want to hear. But one of the key aspects of this story – the first comprehensive examination of Scowcroft’s career, was the role this “loyal rebel” played in quietly helping to repair the damage when American foreign policy occasionally went awry.