Mark R. Jacobson is a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
No matter what actions you take, there are going to be negative second order effects.
He is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior fellow at the Truman National Security Project, and a member of the Society for Military History.
He has served at the NATO International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul and has held the ranks of both deputy NATO senior civilian representative and the ISAF director of International Affairs.
Jacobson was in the US army reserve for eight years. He served as an active duty officer in military operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan.
He won the Office of the Secretary of Defence Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service and the Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
He spoke to Empire about national security interests, supporting allies and countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
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Source: Al Jazeera