Colin Kahl is Joe Biden’s pick for under secretary of defense for policy

Colin Kahl
Colin Kahl

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate COLIN KAHL, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, as under secretary of defense for policy.

In a Dec. 30, 2020, statement on the Biden-Harris transition website, Biden said that Kahl, along with his choice for deputy defense secretary, Kathleen Hicks, “will help lead the Department of Defense with integrity and resolve, safeguard the lives and interests of the American people and ensure that we fulfill our most sacred obligation: to equip and protect those who serve our country, and to care for them and their families both during and after their service.”

From October 2014 to January 2017, Kahl was the deputy assistant to President Obama and the national security advisor to Vice President Biden. Kahl also represented the Office of the Vice President as a standing member of the National Security Council Deputies’ Committee.

At Stanford, Kahl is also co-director of the Center for International Security. His book on the global impact of COVID-19, Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order, is set to publish later this year.

Read the full article on Stanford Today.