Aug. 23: A way ahead for the U.S. in the Middle East

James-MattisPULLMAN, Wash. – Efforts that the U.S. should and should not undertake to support peace and prosperity in the Middle East and at home will be discussed by retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University. A reception will be at 1:30 p.m.

A Pullman native, Mattis served 40 years in the Marine infantry, much of it in the Middle East. His final tour was commander of U.S. central command, responsible for the military operations of more than 200,000 troops in the Middle East and Central Asia. Since retiring in 2013, he has been a fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.

Learn more about Mattis at The event is hosted by the WSU provost’s office.