Dr. Peter Vincent Pry welcomes Ambassador James Woolsey back to EMPact Radio (click here to listen to his previous guest appearance). Ambassador Woolsey is an institution among American foreign policy specialists and is a hero in the world of national security. He served as Director of Central Intelligence and head of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1993 to 1995 under President Bill Clinton.
Woolsey’s expertise in intelligence and foreign policy is legendary, and he has served the administrations of four Presidents. Woolsey has served as advisor on the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT 1), Helsinki and Vienna from 1969-1970. From 1970 to 1973, Ambassador Woolsey was General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services.
Mr. Woolsey served as Under Secretary of the Navy under President Carter, Delegate at Large to the US -Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks (NST), Geneva under President Reagan. He was named Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna under President George HW. Bush. Ambassador Woolsey is currently a member of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) Board of Advisors, Advisor of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, Founding Member of the Set America Free Coalition, and a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton for Global Strategic Security (since July 15, 2002). He is a Patron of the Henry Jackson Society, a British think tank based in Cambridge. He was formerly chairman of the Freedom House board of trustees. Ambassador Woolsey is available to take your calls and to answer your online chat questions.