William E. Odom

Recent Posts

State of the Union: in Decline

General William Odom, former director of the National Security Agency, gives his perspective of Bush’s State of the Union address and the president’s plan for Iraq and the Middle East.

Retreating in Good Order

The United States should begin a strategic withdrawal from Iraq now because it was never in the interest of the United States to invade that country in the first place.

William E. Odom

Odom's Russia: A Forum

Seven seasoned observers react to William Odom's interpretation of post-Soviet Russian reality, and Odom replies.

Martin MaliaJack Matlock, Jr.Jerry HoughGeoffrey HoskingAlexey PushkovRobert LegvoldHenry TrofimenkoWilliam E. Odom

Realism about Russia

Russia is no longer, and will not again soon be, a great power. To treat it like on is in neither America's interest nor Russia's.

William E. Odom