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Bruce Jackson is the president of the U.S. Committee on NATO. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has a related story: United States United States government CIA World Factbook Entry for United States House. ... The flag of NATO NATO 2002 Summit The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), sometimes called North Atlantic Alliance, Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 1949. ...


Professional Positions  Served in the U.S. Army as a Military Intelligence Officer, 1979-1980


 Served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1986-1990, holding a variety of positions pertaining to nuclear forces and arms control.


 Worked for Lehman Bros., 1990-1993, as a strategist for proprietary trading operations.


 Served as the Vice President for Strategy and Planning at Lockheed Martin, 1993-2002, where he…


Political Roles  2000 Republican National Convention: Chair of Platform Subcommittee for Foreign Policy, presidential campaign (George W. Bush)


 Republican National Convention: Platform Committee and Platform Subcommittee for National Security and Foreign Policy, 1996


 Dole for President: National Co-Chairman of Finance Committee 1995-1996


Think Tank and Non-profit affiliations


 He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Since when?


 Mr. Jackson currently serves on the Board of Advisors at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is the President of the Project on Transitional Democracies.


 Currently serves on the advisory board at the New Atlantic Initiative, a group who’s objective “is to strengthen Atlantic cooperation in the post-cold war world by bringing together Americans and Europeans to work toward common goals”, a group within the American Enterprise Initiative.


 Currently serves on the National Security Advisory Council at the Center for Security Policy, a group that promotes “international peace through American strength”


 He was the Chairman of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, a non-profit set up in late 2002 that pushed for the ousting of Saddam Hussein.


 He is currently the President of the U.S. Committee on NATO, a non-profit that promotes NATO expansion and strengthening the American-European Relationship.


 Mr. Jackson is the founder and President of the Project on Transitional Democracies for the Project for the New American Century, a group who’s goal is “to promote American global leadership”. The organization was formed in 1997.


Eastern Europe/Romania Relations


 Mr. Jackson was influential in attaining the support of Eastern European states for the war in Iraq.


 Jackson, a long-time proponent of NATO expansion, had considerable success lobbying Eastern European countries to support U.S. policy in Iraq. He helped draft a declaration for the so-called Vilnius Ten countries in February 2003, rebuking French President Jaques Chirac’s position on Iraq. He then convinced the Vilnius Ten countries to sign the declaration, saying that it would help win the U.S. Senate’s approval of their membership into NATO. Said the declaration, "The newest members of the European community agree that we must confront the tyranny of Saddam Hussein and that the United Nations must now act." According to Judis, "The declaration provided ammunition for the administration, but it also created a furor in Western Europe and even in some of the Vilnius Ten countries, where the public, and even the governments, did not want to be identified as part of what one Slovenian writer termed the 'war coalition.'" (John Judis, “Below the Beltway,” The American Prospect, May 2003, pp.12; “Minister Without Portfolio,” The American Prospect, January 1, 2003- http://www.prospect.org/print/V14/5/judis-j.html) • The Vilnius Ten are the ten countries that were up for NATO admission in 2003.


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Bruce Jackson is the president of the United States Committee on NATO.
Jackson was influential in the United States attaining the support of Eastern European states for the war in Iraq.
Jackson said the following in an interview to Slovenian television in 2004, before the elections: "I was particularly pleased to see the countries of Central and Eastern Europe at least have an opinion for once in their life.
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