Ray Kelly Lands Gig at Council on Foreign Relations

Ray Kelly (Photo: Getty)
Ray Kelly. (Photo: Getty)

Outgoing Police Commissioner Ray Kelly will join the Council on Foreign Relations once he steps down in January, the think tank announced earlier today.

Mr. Kelly, who has served as the city’s top cop longer than any commissioner in city history, will take on the role of “distinguished visiting fellow” at the organization, focusing on counterterrorism, cybersecurity and other national security issues, according to a release. Continue reading “Ray Kelly Lands Gig at Council on Foreign Relations”

Pawlenty Tries to Take Flight, As Middle East Hawk

pawlenty cfr e1309282275859 Pawlenty Tries to Take Flight, As Middle East HawkIn a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations this morning, Tim Pawlenty offered a robust defense of a hawkish foreign policy modeled on — who else? — former president Ronald Reagan.

“Today in our own Republican Party, some look back and conclude our projection of strength and defense of freedom was a product of different times and different challenges,” Pawlenty said. “Well, times have changed, but the nature of the challenge has not.” Continue reading “Pawlenty Tries to Take Flight, As Middle East Hawk”