- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at email@example.com.
The other day, Vanity Fair‘s Jim Warren carried a comment of mine about how nowadays there are a lot of smart women in national security commenting on Twitter. Here’s the list I gave him:
Nada Bakos. At CIA was the lead targeting officer hunting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the godfather of the Islamic State, killed in an airstrike in Iraq in 2006.
Tara Maller. MIT PhD, former CIA analyst.
Kori Shacke. Defense Secretary James Mattis listens to her, Okay?
Rosa Brooks. Law professor, author, former Pentagon official.
Heather Hurlburt. Former White House, State Department, congressional staffer.
Frances Townsend. Former George W. Bush advisor, now a talking head.
Loren D. Schulman. Former assistant to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Sharon Burke. Former Pentagon climate change czar — a position now eliminated
Anne-Marie Slaughter. Former Princeton dean, State Department official. Now my boss’s boss at New America, the think tank where I hang my hat.
Anne Applebaum. One of the best people on Russia.
Joan Johnson-Freese. Expert on military issues in outer space.
Nancy Youssef. Veteran military reporter, tough and funny.
Amanda Rousseau. Private sector cyber warrior.
And a foreigner:
Federica Mogherini. Foreign minister of the European Union.
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