Exclusive Insight with General James T. Conway (Ret.), 34Th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Conway functioned as a military advisor to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the President. Among his numerous leadership positions, General Conway served as Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, and he was the commander of I Marine Expeditionary Force during two combat tours in Iraq. He initially led the invasion of Iraq in 2003 with 90,000 troops under his command, including Marines, soldiers, sailors, and British forces.

General Conway – U.S. - Turkey Military Relations under NATO

06 Feb 18

What is your assessment of U.S. – Turkey military relations under NATO?

General Conway – Risk and Benefit of U.S. Working Directly with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

06 Feb 18

What is the most important risk and benefit of U.S. working directly with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) instead of its NATO ally Turkey?

General Conway – Operation Olive Branch

06 Feb 18

Your thoughts on Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch and its implications?

General Conway – Tehran to Damascus – Preventing Iranian Influence

06 Feb 18

The U.S. seems to be concerned about the possibility of a belt of Iranian influence that stretches from Tehran through Baghdad and Damascus all the way to Beirut. What sort of military risk(s) would the U.S. be willing to take to prevent this Iranian influence?

General Conway – Iranian Influence As an Opportunity to Improve Relations

06 Feb 18

Could the possibility of "belt of Iranian influence" be an opportunity or common ground for the NATO allies U.S. and Turkey to improve their military relations?

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