Shawn Brimley


Shawn Brimley is the director of studies at the Center for a New American Security and served as director for strategic planning on the National Security Council staff and at the Pentagon during the Obama administration.
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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meets with Kuwait's Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. The GCC summit came amid mounting international concern over the Saudi-led air war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, the threat from jihadists and Gulf worries over their Shiite rival Iran.  AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE        (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meets with Kuwait's Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. The GCC summit came amid mounting international concern over the Saudi-led air war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, the threat from jihadists and Gulf worries over their Shiite rival Iran. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  (AFP OUT) (L-R) United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, U.S National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. President Barack Obama sit before Obama gives remarks at a special high-level meeting regarding the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa during the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2014 in New York City. The UN General Assembly brings together political leaders from around the world to report on issues and discuss solutions.  (Photo by Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: (AFP OUT) (L-R) United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, U.S National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. President Barack Obama sit before Obama gives remarks at a special high-level meeting regarding the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa during the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2014 in New York City. The UN General Assembly brings together political leaders from around the world to report on issues and discuss solutions. (Photo by Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)
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U.S. Air Force photo by Frank Carter/Released, Edited by J. Dana Stuster for FP
U.S. Air Force photo by Frank Carter/Released, Edited by J. Dana Stuster for FP
PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
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