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U.S. Army Colonel Richard H. M. Outzen is currently serving with the U.S. Security Coordinator in Jerusalem, Israel. Previous assignments have been as a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer (FAO), with a regional focus on the greater Middle East. He was commissioned in the Field Artillery and served in tactical staff and command positions in Germany, Turkey, and the United States. Since entering the FAO program in 1999, he has served in security assistance, attaché, and liaison positions in Turkey, Israel, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Colonel Outzen has written extensively on matters of strategy, language, and culture. He is a 1989 graduate of Dartmouth College, and a 2012 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
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Authored by Colonel Richard H. M. Outzen.
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The gap between the U.S. military’s self-image and its image in the eyes of an international military audience is examined. When considering U.S. power, do response patterns indicate great difference between how U.S. military officers view themselves and how they are viewed by their international peers? If so, is there anything that the United States can do about it, or does a fundamental and pathological anti-Americanism predetermine outcomes?