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    Video interview with NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Peter Flory
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    Explaining missile defence - video interview with NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Peter Flory

Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

Peter C. W. Flory

2007 -

The Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment is responsible for the promotion of NATO armaments cooperation policies and programs. The ASG is Chairman of NATO's Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) and Chairman of the Board of Directors for NATO's Consultation, Command, and Control Organization. The Defense Investment Division also has responsibilities in the areas of defense against terrorism, intelligence support, airspace management, air and missile defense, and collaboration with non-NATO partner nations.  Mr. Flory also is Chairman of the NATO Cyber Defense Management Board.

Prior to assuming the position of ASG(DI) in January, 2007, Peter Flory served as the Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. In this capacity, he served as the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Secretary of Defense on nonproliferation and counterproliferation, security cooperation with nations of Europe, Eurasia, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; oversight over the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and arms control negotiations; and policy for nuclear and advanced non-nuclear deterrent forces, space-related capabilities, and ballistic missile defenses.

From July 2001 to August 2005, Mr. Flory served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and assisted in the formulation and coordination of international security strategy and policy for East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Persian Gulf, Africa, and Latin America. Mr. Flory played a leading role in the development and implementation of Administration strategies for India and Pakistan, and other nations of South Asia.

From April 1997 to July 2001, Mr. Flory was Chief Investigative Counsel and Special Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).  From 1993 until he joined the SSCI staff in 1997, Mr. Flory practiced law with the firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP.  From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Flory served as Associate Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism in the Department of State with the rank of Deputy Assistant Secretary.  From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Flory served as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

After working as a journalist, he served as a national security advisor to Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. An Honors Graduate of McGill University, Mr. Flory received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Flory also speaks German and French.

He and his wife Kathleen have six children.