Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Derek Chollet in conversation with Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One
Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. A 15-year veteran of Washington’s defense, national security and foreign affairs scene, Baron has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, Stars and Stripes, the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau, and the Center for Public Integrity. Baron is vice president of the Pentagon Press Association.
Derek Chollet served in senior positions during the Obama administration at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon, most recently as the U.S. assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. He is currently a counselor and senior advisor at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, an adjunct senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Institute of War and Peace Studies, and a regular contributor to Defense One and many other publications. His books include The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World, America Between Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11, coauthored with James Goldgeier, and The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World, coedited with Samantha Power. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family.
Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet believes NATO should remain the core of the global security architecture, Chollet said, so the European allies are going to have to step forward and invest in their militaries.