Latest CNASer to Join Obama Pentagon Is Natural Resources Wonk « The Washington Independent
The Obama administration announced this afternoon that Sharon Burke, a vice president of the Center for a New American Security, is headed to the Pentagon as its next director of Operational Energy Plans and Programs. Fitting: Burke pioneered CNAS’s focus on the role of natural resources in global security issues, announcing it with a bravura presentation at CNAS’s June conference in Washington, and keeping the study visible through its Natural Security blog. (Don’t really know why the blog doesn’t have anything up on Burke’s new job.)
All this goes to show that as CNAS becomes more than just the Counterinsurgency Think Tank, its influence reaches beyond that particular are of expertise as well.