| Walter Slocombe |
|Alma mater||Harvard Law School, University of Oxford, Princeton University|
|Member of||Atlantic Council/Board, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, Project for the New American Century, Rhodes Scholar/1963|
Occupation of Iraq offical, then deep state Atlantic Council board
Walter Becker Slocombe is a former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (1994–2001) and was the Senior Advisor for Security and Defence to the Coalition Provisional Authority occupation government in Baghdad (2003). He is a board member of the deep state think tank Atlantic Council.
A lawyer and career federal official, Slocombe joined the staff of the National Security Council in 1969. Prior to that, he worked as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas. Slocombe currently sits on the Board of Directors at the Atlantic Council, is a four-time recipient of an award for Distinguished Public Service and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He currently practices law with the Washington firm of Caplin & Drysdale.
Slocombe received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1963, where he received the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate. Slocombe was also a Rhodes Scholar, studying at Balliol College, Oxford from 1963 to 1965. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1968 and was admitted to the bar in 1970.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (but possibly retired).
U.S. Government service
- Committee on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004)
- Senior advisor for the Coalition Provisional Authority (2003)
- Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (1994-2001)
- Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (1979-1981), (1993-1994)
- Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs (1977-1979)
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