GUEST: STAN SLOAN
- Stan Sloan has worked on European security issues for over fifty years. He began with service as an intelligence officer at the CIA and in the US Air Force, followed by 24 years advising Congress on international security policy, continuing after retirement in 1999 as a teacher, lecturer, and writer. His most recent books are titled De-Trumping U.S. Foreign Policy: Can Biden bring America back? and Defense of the West: Transatlantic Security from Truman to Trump.
- De-Trumping U.S. Foreign Policy: Can Biden Bring America Back? De Gruyter Publishing, December 2021; and
- Defense of the West: Transatlantic Security from Truman to Trump, with a foreword from Sir Lawrence Freedman. Manchester University Press, 2020.
- ADDITIONAL REFERENCES MENTIONED DURING SHOW & POST-SHOW:
- PREVIOUS INTERVIEW with STAN SLOAN (APRIL 20, 2020): The Past/Present/Future of NATO in the age of Trump and Pandemic
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- League of Women Voters of Texas launches online Vote 411 [VOTE 411.ORG] tool in advance of primary elections; By Summer El-Shahawy | COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM | 4:56 PM Feb 1, 2022 CST, Updated 4:56 PM Feb 1, 2022 CST — The League of Women Voters of Texas, a nonpartisan civic nonprofit, has put together an interactive, online voter guide to help educate people about the many upcoming races across Texas during election season. The interactive version of the guide, vote411.org, offers a variety of tools. …