Franklin D. 


Board Director, Atlantic Council

Mr Franklin D. Kramer is a distinguished fellow and board director of the Atlantic Council. Mr Kramer has served as a senior political appointee in two administrations, including as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. At the Department of Defense, Mr Kramer was in charge of the formulation and implementation of international defense and political-military policy, with worldwide responsibilities including NATO and Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In the nonprofit world, Mr Kramer has been a senior fellow at CNA; chairman of the board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC; a distinguished research fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy of the National Defense University; and an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs of The George Washington University.

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NATO Deterrence and Defense: Military Priorities for the Vilnius Summit

By Mr 
Franklin D. 
Article Courtesy of Atlantic Council At the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s July summit in Vilnius, the focus will necessarily be on support to Ukraine. But as NATO’s Strategic Concept makes clear, the Alliance also needs [...]

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