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William L. Nash

Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Major General William L. Nash, USA (Ret.) is senior fellow and director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations.

He has extensive experience in peacekeeping operations, both as a military commander in Bosnia-Herzegovina and as a civilian administrator for the United Nations in Kosovo. He served in the Army for 34 years, and is a veteran of Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. Since his retirement in 1998, Nash has been a fellow and visiting lecturer at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and director of Civil-Military Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Last Updated: August 16, 2017

Conflict prevention; national security; civil-military relations and coordination; post-conflict reconstruction