Presentations & Links

Most Recent Presentations:

Thinking About Public Policy – March 2016 
Policy-National Security-and the Road Ahead   
Leadership of Complex Organizations  
Taking Care of America’s Veterans 

Testimonies on Capitol Hill:

Senate Homeland Security Committee – March 2015
House Committee on Homeland Security – 18 April 2013
House Committee on Oversights and Investigations – 14 October 2011
House Subcommittee on Trade – 17 March 2011
House Foreign Affairs Committee – 19 November 2009
Congressional Testimony Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation – 22 October 2009 |
House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs – 1 October 2009 
House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs – 29 April 2009 
Senate Foreign Relations Committee – 2 April 2008 
House Armed Services Committee – 31 July 2007 

Important Letters and Correspondences:

Letter to Congressman Snyder-28 May 2008 

After Action Reports

After Action Reports – Afghanistan:

Academic Afghanistan Trip Report – November 2009 
Academic Afghanistan Trip Report – July 2008 
Academic Afghanistan Trip Report – February 2007 
Academic Afghanistan Trip Report – May 2006 
Academic Afghanistan Trip Report – August 2005 
Academic Afghanistan Trip Report – July 2004 

After Action Report – Air Force:

Academic Air Force Trip Report – September 2008 
Academic Air Force Trip Report – October 2007 

After Action Report – Colombia:

Academic Colombia Trip Report – September 2007- October 2007 

After Action Report – Guantanamo:

Academic Guantanamo Trip Report – June 2006 

After Action Reports – Iraq:

Academic Iraq Trip Report – November 2008 
Academic Iraq Trip Report – December 2007 
Academic Iraq Trip Report- March 2007 
Academic Iraq Trip Report – April 2006 
Academic Iraq Trip Report – June 2005 
Academic Iraq Trip Report – December 2003 

After Action Report – Mexico:

Academic Mexico Trip Report – July 2012 
Academic Mexico Trip Report – December 2008 

After Action Report – NORTHCOM:

Academic NORTHCOM Trip Report – October 2008 

After Action Report – Saudi Arabia:

Academic Saudi Arabia Trip Report – February 2007 

After Action Report – Vietnam:

Academic Vietnam Trip Report – January 2010 

Articles and Op-Eds:

Former drug czar promotes treatment at New Life expansion event – The Dickson Herald 
Breaking Our Addiction to Prison 
Ex-drug czar says rehab is a ‘gift” to society 
The Arab American News – July 10, 2009 
The Status of Mexico’s Drug Cartels: A Talk with Retired GEN. Barry McCaffrey About its Impact on the US Economy, Courts and Healthcare 
A new approach to Cuba – The Miami Herald – 23 June 2009 
Does the White House’s Mexico Initiative Go Far Enough? 
Why Mexico Is Job One 
Foreign Policy: State of War 
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor – Is Calderon Making Progress Against Drug Traffickers? 
Courage In Full Color 
Keeping Faith With Columbia 
No Choice but to Stay the Course in Iraq 
McCaffrey Paints a Gloomy Picture of Iraq 
One Approach to a Last Try at Stability in Iraq 
Candid Analysis of the War 
General says Iraq army is ‘willing,’ but not ready 
Editorial Board with the Dallas Morning News 
Article in the Electrical Distributor 
Castro Still Reaps Empowerment From Enemy America 
How a War Might Unfold 
Looking Beyond Iraqi Freedom 
The War We’re Winning 
Ground Down 
A Time to Fight 
Combat Veterans and PTSD 
Stressed Out Vets: Believing the worst about post-traumatic stress disorder 
Transportation Infrastructure Is Critical For Texas 
Wisconsin is Making Strides on Infrastructure 
Minnesota – Without Solid Infrastructure, a State is Stuck 
Texas Bolsters Border Security, Enhances Trade 
Gen. McCaffrey Notes Inappropriateness of New York Times Reporter Today Covering DOD IG Report Refuting Reporter’s Own Earlier Stories 
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Army Times – Vietnam Letters December 1998 

In The Media:

The Military Engineer – California’s Fragile Gem – July-August 2010 

General McCaffrey’s most recent Op-Ed in the Seattle Times: “Donald Trump is an ‘abusive braggart’ unfit to lead our Armed Forces”. 

The Military Engineer featured an article entitled “California’s Fragile Gem” by General McCaffrey and Rob Vining discussing how soil subsidence, seismic activity, species decline and increased salinity at the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta are placing a delicate ecosystem, water supply and natural food supply at risk.

The Military Engineer – California’s Fragile Gem – July-August 2010 

General McCaffrey was recently interviewed for an article by James Kitfield, National Journal on the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in the Afghanistan war. Please click on the link below to read his interview.

National Journal – A Warrior Undone – June 26, 2010 

On June 23, 2010, “The Hill” featured an op-ed by General McCaffrey discussing the Rolling Stone article that shocked the Washington policy community by revealing the comments made by the senior McChrystal battle staff toward their own governmental leadership team and the United States’ national security challenges.

The Hill – Time is Issue in Afghanistan war – June 23, 2010 

General McCaffrey was recently featured in an article by the Fresno Bee on Veterans Treatment Courts. Please click on the link below to read his interview.

The Fresno Bee – Valley vets get court of their own: Tulare County offers victims of PTSD a second chance – June 19, 2010 

On June 5, 2010, “The Sacramento Bee” featured an op-ed by General McCaffrey discussing the negative implications of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposing the cutting of Medi-Cal funding for methadone maintenance for the state of California.

The Sacramento Bee – Medi-Cal Cuts Are Shortsighted: Methadone Treatment Pays Off – June 5, 2010 

On May 13, 2010, General McCaffrey met with senior officials in St. Louis, MO to address serious issues regarding U.S. Infrastructure. Click on the link below to listen to his comments on KMOX Radio, St. Louis.

Interview on KMOX Radio – U.S. Infrastructure Issues 

Daily Pilot (LA Times affiliate newspaper) – Eating Disorder Awareness Event with former Miss America Kirsten Haglund – April 10, 2010 

National Press Club “Newsmaker” VVMF Vietnam Delegation Conference – January 26, 2010 

Voice of Vietnam – US war veterans laud Vietnam’s spirit of reconciliation – January 27, 2010 

United Press International – Outside View: Vietnam 1963 and Afghanistan 2010 – February 11, 2010 

Atlantic Council’s “Freedom’s Challenge: Marking the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall” – November 12, 2009 

The Washington Post – US Vets return to see grim legacy of Vietnam War – January 16, 2010 

Stars and Stripes – Wrong question being asked – January 14, 2010 

Friscan Reporter – Honorary Colonel of Regiments Visits 1-30 and 2-30 IN – Winter 2009-10 

The New York Times, Miami Herald, and Reuters recently published articles featuring General McCaffrey discussing US-Cuba relations. Click below to read the articles:

The New York Times – In Cuba, Hopeful Tenor Toward Obama Is Ebbing -December 31, 2009 

Miami-Herald – Cuba’s vitriol – December 31, 2009 

Reuters Interview – Cuba “slams door” on better ties – ex-US Drug Czar – January 5, 2010 

On Friday, November 6, 2009 General McCaffrey appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° to discuss the shootings at Fort Hood, TX. Please click on the  link below to read the transcript.

CNN Anderson Cooper 360° Transcript – 6 November 2009

On Friday, November 6, 2009 General McCaffrey appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live with General Wesley Clark, USA (Ret.) to discuss the shootings at Fort Hood, TX. Please click on the link below to read the transcript.

CNN Larry King Live Transcript – 6 November 2009 

On Monday, November 2, 2009 General McCaffrey appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live with General Wesley Clark, USA (Ret.) and Mr. Pete Hegseth, Vets for Freedom, to discuss if Obama should send more troops to Afghanistan. Please click on the link below to read the transcript.

CNN Larry King Live Transcript – 2 November 2009 

Meet the Press Transcript – October 11, 2009 

On Friday, February 20, 2009, General McCaffrey participated in a panel to discuss “US-Mexico Relations” at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, NY. Click here to watch his presentation:

Council on Foreign Relations – US-Mexico Relations – February 20, 2009 

Gen. Barry Mccaffrey at Heritage Foundation: To Assert Government of Mexico Requires Immediate Help In Counterdrug Fight 

Listing of Published Works:

Listing of Published Works by General McCaffrey

Accomplishments as Director of the White House Drug Policy Office:

ONDCP Legacy Report – January 1993 through December 2000

Recommended Reading List:

General McCaffrey’s Recommended Reading List

Recommended Links:

B Company 2nd/7th Cav Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Company Command.com
United States Military Academy – Social Sciences Department
MSNBC
Washington Speakers Bureau