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William L. Nash is a retired U.S. army general.
Nash is a former military commander serving in peacekeeping operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was a civilian administrator for the United Nations in Kosovo. He served in the Army for 34 years, and is a veteran of Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.
Since his retirement in 1998, Nash has been a Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Director of Civil-Military Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
In addition to his duties at the Council on Foreign Relations, General Nash is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and a military consultant for ABC News. He has been the Director of the Council’s Center for Preventive Action since April, 2001.