March 05, 2010

Debate Fact Check #5: National Security Credibility

THE TRUTH ABOUT…Carly’s foreign policy and national security experience.

CLAIM:
Carly has no experience with foreign policy or national security issues.

FACT:
Carly has served as an advisor to the Department of Defense, the Department of State and to the CIA. She has been regularly briefed by national security leaders such as Admiral Mike Mullen, General David Petraeus, Secretary Condoleezza Rice and General Michael Hayden. In these roles, she offered advice on core issues of national security including the readiness and effectiveness of our national security resources and the interconnected nature of our economic, military and diplomatic interests.

CIA External Advisory Board Supports Agency’s Strategic Intent. “Our Strategic Intent also outlines the global environment we face and our nation’s expectations. As intelligence officers, we confront a truly revolutionary period in global history, and a long war against terrorism. Our customers, from the President on down, never have needed us more—not only to help combat known threats, but to identify hidden dangers and opportunities in this volatile era…We’ve already taken steps to advance the goals of our Strategic Intent, especially when it comes to integrating our Agency and investing in our people…I established an External Advisory Board consisting of distinguished members of industry, academia, and government—people like former C/JCS Dick Myers, Dr. John Hamre, Carly Fiorina, and others with a tradition of service to our country.” (General Michael Hayden, “CIA Director’s Remarks on Strategic Intent 2007-2011 ,” 1/4/07)

Carly Was a Member Of The Defense Business Board. “The Defense Business Board is a Federal Advisory Committee that supports defense transformation by delivering senior management advice to the Secretary of Defense based on best practices from the private sector.” (Defense Business Board Website )

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