Aspen Ideas Festival: Admiral Mike Mullen on role of military superpower
Retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen is interviewed by NPR's Steve Inskeep about American values in military action and diplomacy around the world. What is the role of a military superpower in the 21st century?
- Mike Mullen: Retired admiral, US Navy. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 2007-2011. Appointed by President George W. Bush and also served under President Barack Obama.
- Steve Inskeep: Host of NPR's Morning Edition. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Inskeep covered the war in Afghanistan, the hunt for al-Qaeda suspects in Pakistan, and the war in Iraq for NPR. In 2003, he received a National Headliner Award for investigating a military raid that went wrong in Afghanistan. He has twice been part of the NPR News team that was awarded an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton for its coverage of Iraq.
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