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- Ivo Daalder U.S. Ambassador to NATO, former senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, former director for European Affairs for the National Security Council, and author of "Beyond Preemption: Force and Legitimacy in a Changed World".
- Max Boot senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "War Made New" (Gotham Books)
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