Guest Host: Matthew Felling

The Pentagon is funding academic research to better understand the attraction of terrorism and violent groups in the Middle East — among other things. But some scholars are concerned the military is only interested in funding research that reinforces its world view. We discuss the complex relationship between the Pentagon and academia.


  • William S. Rees Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Sciences
  • David Vine Professor, American University
  • Patrick Cronin Director, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University

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