Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For more than four decades he served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagon’s internal think tank, under twelve defense secretaries and eight administrations. Following the Cold War, Marshall successfully used net assessment to anticipate emerging disruptive shifts in military affairs, including the revolution in precision warfare and the rise of China as a major strategic rival of the United States. In their book "The Last Warrior," Andrew Krepinevich and Barry Watts—both former members of Marshall’s staff—trace Marshall’s intellectual development from his upbringing in Detroit during the Great Depression to his decades in Washington as an influential behind-the-scenes advisor on American defense strategy. The result is a unique insider’s perspective on the changes in US strategy from the dawn of the Cold War to the present day. The program is moderated by Geoffrey Hererra, professor of political studies at Pitzer College.
Marking 40 years since President Nixon’s resignation, the Richard Nixon Foundation and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum are releasing unedited June 1983 footage of the 37th President – in his own words – chronicling his final days in the White House with former White House aide Frank Gannon.
Each video in the series — entitled “A President Resigns” — is divided up by day and will be published in real time, the day on which the events happened 40 years ago. The series launches Tuesday, August 5 and will continue through Saturday, August 9.
The general public is invited to follow the story as it unfolds daily and engage on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube using the hashtag #APresidentResigns.