Council on Foreign Relations & American Government Officials

U.S. Senator John F. Kerry (left) and his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry (center) watch Vice President Dick Cheney administer the oath of office on January 5, 2009. John F. Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, and Dick Cheney are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: The Boston Globe)

Vice President Dick Cheney shakes hands with former President Bill Clinton after being sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice William J. Rehnquist as President George W. Bush looks on outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2001. Dick Cheney and Bill Clinton are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Newsmakers)

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (center) shakes hands with Vice President Dick Cheney (right) on Capitol Hill on January 4, 2007 as Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is dressed in red, looks on. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

John Deutch, Robert Gates, William Webster, Stansfield Turner, R. James Woolsey, James Schlesinger, and George Tenet (far right) are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Porter Goss and George H.W. Bush are former members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

CIA Director George Tenet (left) and CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden testify before Congress. Tenet and Hayden are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Nelson Rockefeller (left), Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Munoz Marin (center), and Governor of New York Averell Harriman smile for the camera during a meeting in New York City on September 10, 1958. All three men were members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: Puerto Rican Heritage Digital Library)

Pennsylvania Governor William W. Scranton (left) listens to Rhode Island Governor John H. Chafee during a meeting in November 1963. William W. Scranton is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; John H. Chafee was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Bob Gomel/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (right) receives the Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award from Robert Stevens, Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) annual dinner in Washington, D.C. on October 15, 2007. Robert M. Gates and Robert Stevens are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense)

Left photo: Senator John McCain delivers a speech at a Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) conference in Washington D.C. on December 5, 2006. Senator John McCain is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Right photo: Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham H. Foxman (left) stands beside former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger in an undated photo. Abraham H. Foxman and Henry A. Kissinger are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Vice President Dick Cheney addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2006 Annual Policy Conference in Washington D.C. on March 7, 2006. Dick Cheney is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (White House photo by David Bohrer)

Senator Joseph Lieberman delivers a speech at an AIPAC conference. Senator Joseph Lieberman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Left: Senator John Kerry addresses the Anti-Defamation League's national leadership conference at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 3, 2004. Senator John Kerry is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (Luke Frazza/AFP/Getty Images) Right: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice addresses the Anti-Defamation League's national leadership conference in Washington, D.C. on May 4, 2004. Condoleezza Rice is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Secretary of State Colin Powell addresses the Anti-Defamation League leadership conference in Washington, D.C. on May 6, 2002. Colin Powell is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

From left to right: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of the News Corporation, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, U.S. Senator from Nebraska Robert Kerrey, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin appear at the Global Forum 2000 held at the Regent Wall Street Hotel in New York City on April 25, 2000. All six men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (left) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on January 23, 2007. The Second Amendment states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Government Officials at the Harold Pratt House

President George W. Bush delivers a speech to members of the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City on December 7, 2005. President George W. Bush is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations yet. (White House photo by Paul Morse)

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) speaks at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York City on December 15, 2003. Hillary Clinton is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations yet. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivers an address on the financial stability plan at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City on March 25, 2009. (Getty Images)

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA), the Senate Foreign Relations Chairman, speaks about Afghanistan at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. on October 26, 2009. John Kerry spoke about his recent visit to Afghanistan and U.S. policy in the region. John Kerry is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Getty Images)

Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Gen. Michael Hayden speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City on September 7, 2007. General Michael Hayden is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AP Photo by Louis Lanzano)

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) gives a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City on December 3, 2003. Senator John Kerry is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of Skull & Bones at Yale University. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses Council on Foreign Relations members at the Organization of American States (OAS) building in Washington, D.C. on October 9, 2007. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie H. Gelb introduces Vice President Dick Cheney (left) at a gathering in Washington, D.C. on February 15, 2002. (Photo by Manny Ceneta/Getty Images)

David Rockefeller (front row, second from right), Louis V. Gerstner Jr. (front row, fifth from right), and other Council on Foreign Relations members listen as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld delivers a speech at the Harold Pratt House in New York City on October 4, 2004. (Department of Defense photo by Master Sgt. James M. Bowman, U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Army General John Abizaid (left), Commander of U.S. Central Command, and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (right) deliver a speech at the Harold Pratt House.

Council on Foreign Relations Co-Chairman Carla A. Hills (left) listens as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during an event organized by the Council on Foreign Relations at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C. on October 9, 2007 during which she gave a speech on trade in the Americas. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and Council on Foreign Relations Chairman Peter G. Peterson appear at a meeting in Washington D.C. on October 6, 1997. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

President Harry S. Truman (center) at the Harold Pratt House accompanied by John J. McCloy (right). (Source: Continuing the Inquiry: The Council on Foreign Relations from 1921 to 1996 by Peter Grose, page 25)

President of the United States Bill Clinton delivers a speech at the Harold Pratt House on September 14, 1998. Clinton would be impeached by the House of Representatives three months later; Clinton was acquitted by the Senate. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Treasury Secretary G. William Miller (left) and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs C. Fred Bergsten (right) meet with Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank David Rockefeller at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on September 4, 1980. This photo was published in the 1981 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Treasury Secretary Donald T. Regan (center) meets with Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Chairman David Rockefeller (right) and David Rockefeller’s daughter Margaret “Peggy” Dulaney [sic] at a CFR meeting in 1983. This photo was published in the 1984 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

David Rockefeller (center) watches U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (left) shake hands with George Soros. This photo was published on the back cover of the 1999 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

(Left to right) Council on Foreign Relations Chairman Peter G. Peterson, Senator William S. Cohen (designated Secretary of Defense), former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, and former Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank David Rockefeller appear at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting. This photo was published on the back cover of the 1997 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

From left to right: Former World Bank President Barber B. Conable Jr., Director of Central Intelligence Agency R. James Woolsey, former U.S. Trade Representative Carla A. Hills, and Elizabeth Economy are seen laughing during a Council on Foreign Relations meeting. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Former Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) William H. Webster (left), CIA Director Robert M. Gates (right), and former Deputy CIA Director Adm. Bobby R. Inman (2nd left) laugh together at the Harold Pratt House on November 30, 1992. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Congressman Dick Gephardt (left) and William J. McDonough, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, laugh together during a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on March 3, 1998. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski appears at a party with President of Ford Foundation McGeorge Bundy, Council on Foreign Relations President Winston Lord, and Trilateral Commission Coordinator George S. Franklin. This photo was published in the 1978 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

National Security Advisor W. Anthony Lake talks to former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara at the Harold Pratt House on June 9, 1994. (Source: Continuing the Inquiry: The Council on Foreign Relations from 1921 to 1996 by Peter Grose, page 52; Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Left: Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney greets Council on Foreign Relations Chairman Peter G. Peterson on February 15, 2002. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report) Right: Council on Foreign Relations Chairman Peter G. Peterson (left) and Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld laugh together at a meeting on May 27, 2003. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Former National Security advisors McGeorge Bundy (left) and Brent Scowcroft (center) and National Security Advisor Colin L. Powell appear at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on September 8, 1988. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Winston Lord (left) and David Rockefeller watch Vice President of the United States George Bush deliver a speech to Council on Foreign Relations members. George Bush was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1971 to 1979. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Council on Foreign Relations Chairman Peter G. Peterson (left) and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz prepare to deliver a speech at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on January 23, 2003. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Left to right: Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, Lynn E. Davis, Robert F. Erburu, and Warren Christopher meet privately in Los Angeles on April 3, 1992. All four people in this photo are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, and all four individuals have been members of the Trilateral Commission. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

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Dov Zakheim was the Comptroller of the U.S. Defense Department at the time this photo was taken. This photo appears in page 42 of the 2004 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Governor of Virginia James S. Gilmore III, former U.S. Ambassador to Red China Winston Lord, Elizabeth C. Economy, and former President of Chicago Council on Foreign Relations John E. Rielly discuss United States of America’s relations with Communist China during a meeting in June 2001. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Richard Perle (left), Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie Gelb (center), and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Walter B. Slocombe discuss issues involving Yugoslavia at the Harold Pratt House on March 16, 1995. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

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Council on Foreign Relations Chairman Peter G. Peterson (left) appears with Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. This photo appears on the back cover of the 2000 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney (left) appears with former Secretary of Defense Harold Brown at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on December 17, 1990. The Persian Gulf War would begin a month later. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (left), Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie Gelb (center), and former Chairman of Council of Economic Advisers Martin S. Feldstein prepare for a meeting at the Harold Pratt House on December 7, 1999. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance talks to Secretary of State Warren Christopher (left) at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on September 20, 1993. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger greets Peter Tarnoff at the Harold Pratt House on January 7, 1993. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Director of Central Intelligence Agency William Webster (center) talks to Council on Foreign Relations Vice President Alton Frye (man with arms stretched out) and former White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker at a party in Washington D.C. on December 12, 1988. Webster was a CIA Director at the time this photo was taken. This photo was published in the 1989 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Former Senator Warren Rudman (left) listens as Paula Dobriansky (center) talks to Director of Central Intelligence Agency George Tenet on December 16, 1999. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) George Tenet, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, and Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie Gelb prepare to attend a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on March 5, 1998. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Director of Central Intelligence Agency William H. Webster and New York University President John Brademas, a former Congressman, walk up the stairs inside the Harold Pratt House on December 17, 1987. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Former National Security Advisor Walt Rostow talks to National Security Advisor Sandy Berger at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting in June 1997. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft and former Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie meet privately on September 10, 1991 at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting called “Building Order in the New World.” (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

National Security Advisor W. Anthony Lake (far left), Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie Gelb, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Edward P. Djerejian, and Alton Frye appear together in December 1995. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs Richard Holbrooke talks to former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance at the Harold Pratt House on December 7, 1995. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Peter Tarnoff talks to George Soros at the Harold Pratt House on November 15, 1995. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Robert L. Bartley and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Bill Richardson smile for the camera at the Harold Pratt House on September 15, 1997. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

U.S. Representative to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke (left) talks to Louis V. Gerstner Jr. at the Harold Pratt House on December 16, 1999. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

U.S. Representative to the United Nations Madeleine Albright (center) and Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine James F. Hoge Jr. meet with other Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House on October 11, 1995. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Jeane J. Kirkpatrick smiles as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Thomas Pickering speaks to Council on Foreign Relations members at the Harold Pratt House on May 8, 1991. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Madeleine Albright, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie Gelb, and former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Jeane J. Kirkpatrick appear at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting. This photo was published on the back cover of the 1997 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Left photo: Richard C. Holbrooke, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, sits next to Council on Foreign Relations president Leslie H. Gelb at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on January 17, 2001. Right photo: U.S. Representative to the United Nations Madeleine Albright (left) appears with former State Department Counselor Max Kampelman on January 26, 1995. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Director of National Economic Council Robert Rubin talks to Washington Post chief Katharine Graham at the Harold Pratt House on June 21, 1993. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

U.S. Ambassador to Austria Henry A. Grunwald (right), the former Editor-in-Chief of Time magazine, chats with New York Times journalist A.M. Rosenthal at the Harold Pratt House on November 21, 1988. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

John Shattuck, the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, listens to former Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on December 6, 1993. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Left to right: Secretary of State Warren Christopher, James Steinberg, and Karen M. Sughrue smile for the camera on May 17, 1996. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Former Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr. (left), U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh (center), and Council on Foreign Relations Vice President Alton Frye meet in Washington D.C. on February 16, 1989 to discuss the “war on drugs.” (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale listens to Peter G. Peterson at the Harold Pratt House on September 7, 1994. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III (left) and Nicholas F. Brady participate in a meeting regarding the economy at the Intercontinental Hotel in Paris, France on May 20, 1988. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

W. Michael Blumenthal (center) was the Secretary of the Treasury at the time this photo was taken on April 11, 1978.

Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige talks to Council on Foreign Relations President Winston Lord in 1984.

Former Ford Motors Chairman Philip Caldwell, Labor Secretary William E. Brock III, and Alton Frye discuss labor issues and foreign policy in Washington D.C. on January 22, 1986. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Bill Richardson was the Secretary of Energy at the time this photo was taken on December 10, 1999. This photo was published in the 2000 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr. listens to R.L. Ireland III, Partner of Brown Brothers Harriman, at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Arthur R. Taylor (left) meet with Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr. in Washington D.C. in 1986. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Katherine Harris was Florida’s Secretary of State at the time this photo was taken on March 21, 2001. Congressman Calvin M. Dooley is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Geneese Gottschalk (on video screen), Victor Ciardello, Irina Faskianos, Air Force Colonel (currently Major General) Frederick F. Roggero, Paula DiPerna, David L. Jones, and Stephanie G. Neuman appear at a meeting in New York City on March 11, 1999. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie Gelb, George Soros, State Department Director of Policy Planning Staff Morton Halperin, and John G. Heimann socialize at the Harold Pratt House on December 10, 1998. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Texaco Chairman and CEO Alfred C. DeCrane Jr., Secretary of Energy Hazel O’Leary, and former President of University of Minnesota Kenneth H. Keller discuss nuclear warfare at the Harold Pratt House on November 3, 1994. O’Leary is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

This photo appears in the 2006 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report. Janet Napolitano and William H. White are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Left: Christine Todd Whitman was the Governor of New Jersey at the time this photo was taken on September 8, 2000. This photo appears in the 2001 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report. Right: Governor of New York Mario Cuomo (left) and former Ambassador to Italy Richard Gardner appear together in Washington D.C. on October 13, 1988. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report)

Stephen Stamas (left), New York University President John Brademas (center), and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis meet at the Harold Pratt House on December 22, 1987. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Assistant Secretary of State Phyllis E. Oakley (left), Ruth Wedgwood (center), and former Assistant Secretary of State Toby Trister Gati prepare for a meeting at the Harold Pratt House on October 31, 1997.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault (left) and Assistant Secretary of State Phyllis E. Oakley discuss foreign policy at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on December 18, 1995.

Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency William K. Reilly (right) listens to Ann Brownell Sloane during a meeting called “Decade of Decision: The Environment and the Global Economy” at the Harold Pratt House on April 3, 1990.

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Susan E. Rice (right) listens to Frank Savage during a meeting on Africa at the Harold Pratt House on November 19, 1998. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

NBC journalist Tom Brokaw and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs Richard Holbrooke smile for the camera on May 17, 1996. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Walter B. Slocombe meets with Lieutenant General James A. Abramson, Director of Strategic Defense Initiative (also known as “Star Wars”) in 1986. James A. Abramson is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Roy M. Goodman and Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie Gelb welcome New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to the Harold Pratt House on January 19, 1995. Giuliani was invited to a meeting called “Revitalizing New York City: The International Capital.” Giuliani is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations yet. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

W. Thomas Johnson, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, and Donald B. Rice (later Secretary of the Air Force) meet in Los Angeles on March 13, 1989. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Randy Beardsworth is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Admiral James M. Loy was the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard at the time this photo was taken on October 26, 1999. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Edward J. Perkins has a dinner with Council on Foreign Relations member Thomas G. Karis at the Harold Pratt House. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Former U.S. Ambassador to Spain Richard N. Gardner talks to U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on October 1, 1998. The title of the meeting was “Future World Trade Agenda Series: The View From Washington.” (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

From left to right: Anne H. Cahn, Alton Frye, William F. Martin, R.T. Curran, and Ashton B. Carter, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Security and Counterproliferation, discuss foreign policy on February 3, 1994.

Left: Condoleezza Rice appears with Arthur A. Hartman at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on September 24, 1986. Right: Senator Charles McC. Mathias talks to former Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank John McCloy at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting.

William D. Carmichael (holding a cup) watches U.S. Ambassador to Red China Winston Lord talk to Stephen R. Graubard at the Harold Pratt House. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

This photo appears in the 1981 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine James F. Hoge Jr. (left) and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. (center) listen to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Walter F. Mondale at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on September 7, 1994.

This photo appears in the 1981 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

James R. Jones, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, and Robert L. Bartley appear at a CFR meeting on March 30, 1995.

Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte appears at the Harold Pratt House. This photo was published in the 2007 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

This photo appears in the 2007 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report. Lesley Stahl is a journalist for Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). Zalmay Khalilzad is the U.S. Representative to the United Nations and a former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr., Peter G. Peterson, and Alton Frye meet privately at the Harold Pratt House on September 19, 1984. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker appears with Council on Foreign Relations Chairman Peter G. Peterson on March 29, 1996. This photo was published in the 1996 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Senator Dianne Feinstein shakes hands with Stephen Flynn while former Senator Warren Rudman looks away. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel talks to former Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams (left) at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on February 2, 1998. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Congressman Howard Wolpe, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Donald F. McHenry, and Jennifer Seymour Whitaker discuss issues concerning Africa. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Chairman Peter G. Peterson (left) laughs as he talks to Senator Bob Kerrey (right) at a CFR meeting on November 17, 1998. The man in the middle is Michel Zaleski. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Congressman Robert Toricelli, Mario Baeza, and Wayne S. Smith appear together at the Harold Pratt House on March 22, 1993 to discuss America’s foreign policy towards Fidel Castro and Communist Cuba. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Congressman Les Aspin (left) talks to Alton Frye at a meeting at the Harold Pratt House on April 23, 1991. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Left to right: Senator Richard Lugar, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) President Leslie Gelb, CFR Chairman Peter G. Peterson, and former Senator Claiborne Pell appear at a CFR meeting on May 19, 1997. Senator Richard Lugar is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The man in the rear is unidentified. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Bob Graham was a member of the U.S. Senate at the time this photo was taken on October 26, 1999. This photo was published in the 2000 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Senator Robert Toricelli (left) listens to C. Fred Bergsten at the Harold Pratt House on April 20, 1998.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Left to right: Former Senator Charles H. Percy, Senator Mitch McConnell, John B. Rhinelander, and Charles Gati meet at the Harold Pratt House on March 23, 1995. Senator McConnell is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Senator McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie Gelb (left) appears with Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. This photo appears in the 1996 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member Stephen G. Smith meets with U.S. Senator Al Gore at the Harold Pratt House in 1987. Al Gore is not a CFR member yet; Al Gore’s daughter Karenna Gore Schiff was a CFR term member. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Former Secretary of Transportation William T. Coleman Jr. talks to Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left) at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on March 28, 1996. Biden is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations yet. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left) talks to Joshua Lederberg and Garrick Utley on December 1, 1997. Senator Biden is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth (left), David Rockefeller Jr., and James E. Hansen, the head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA, meet at the Harold Pratt House on February 6, 1989. James E. Hansen is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Timothy Wirth and David Rockefeller Jr. are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

U.S. Congressman Dante Fascell (D-Florida) talks to National Security Advisor and designated Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci at a meeting on November 2, 1987. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Jessica P. Einhorn (left), Senator Bob Kerrey (center), and Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. appear at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on April 23, 1997. Culvahouse is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

U.S. Senator Bob Graham (left) listens to National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on October 12, 2000.

Jane Harman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Jane Harman was a member of U.S. House of Representatives at the time this photo was taken. Jane Harman is still serving in Congress. Dan Glickman served as President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Agriculture.

Retired Admiral Bobby R. Inman (left) meets with U.S. Senator David Boren on May 21, 1990.

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas S. Foley (left) meets with Council on Foreign Relations Chairman Peter G. Peterson on June 27, 1990.

Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff appears with former NBC News anchor and Council on Foreign Relations Director Tom Brokaw at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting in New York City on March 23, 2006. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller speaks to members of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2004. Robert Mueller is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CONGRESS & THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

U.S. Senator Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut) (left) and U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) (right) smile after conducting a procedural vote on health care reform at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on December 21, 2009. The U.S. Senate passed the first of three crucial procedural votes on health care by a 60 to 40 margin. Joseph Lieberman and Olympia Snowe are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Getty Images)

U.S. Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice, right, shakes hands with U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut, left) as U.S. Senator Joseph Biden (D-Delaware, second left) and U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) stand in the background after her second day of testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee during her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2005. Rice was confirmed as Secretary of State by the committee. Condoleezza Rice and Christopher Dodd are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (© Peter Jones/Reuters/Corbis)

Sens. Joseph Lieberman (left, I-Connecticut), John Kerry (center, D-Massachusetts), and John McCain (right, R-Arizona) appear at a news conference about giving economic aid to Tunisia and Egypt on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 10, 2011. (AP Photo)

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (left, D-California) and U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) and talk to the media about the new START Treaty on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. The books on the podium are questions submitted and the answers responded about the New START Treaty. (AP Photo)

Congressman Lee Hamilton (left) speaks with Congressman Dick Cheney during their investigation of the Iran-Contra affair on May 5, 1987. Lee Hamilton and Dick Cheney are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: Bettmann/CORBIS) (Source: Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet by James Mann)

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. John Kerry, right, talks with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on war powers in the 21st century in Washington, D.C. on April 28, 2009. (AP Photo)

Senator John F. Kerry (Democrat, left), Senator Joseph Lieberman (independent, center), Senator John Warner (Republican, right) laugh together on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Thursday, June 5, 2008. The Bilderberg Meetings began in Chantilly, Virginia on June 5, 2008. All three men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AP Photo)

Former U.S. Secretaries of Defense Frank Carlucci, (L) and James Schlesinger (R), talk with Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), (C), before the start of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on August 16, 2004. The committee asked Carlucci and Schlesinger to discuss defense and security issues. (LARRY DOWNING/Reuters/Corbis)

Senator J. William Fulbright (left), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks to George Kennan in room of hearing on Capitol Hill on February 10, 1966. George Kennan was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. J. William Fulbright was a Rhodes Scholar. (Bettmann/CORBIS)

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (left) smiles with Senator Joe Lieberman (right) at the opening of the seventh Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on May 30, 2008. The Dialogue, also known as the Asia Security Summit, is a meeting of defense and national security officials and analysts that is organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, an independent think-tank. (AFP/Getty Images)

Senator Bob Graham and Senator John Kerry “leave no child behind” in a Children's Defense Fund event on April 9, 2003. John Kerry and Bob Graham are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) (L) and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)(C) greet former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan at the start of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on December 17, 2009. Joseph Lieberman and Alan Greenspan are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Getty Images)

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut, left), accompanied by Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island, center) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York), speaks during a news conference on housing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on May 6, 2009. All three men are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AP Photo)

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (right) greets members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2009. From left to right are: Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), and Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan). Robert Gates, Jack Reed, Joseph Lieberman, and John McCain are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AP Photo)

Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Tom Daschle (center) poses with Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee members on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 8, 2009, prior to his confirmation hearing before the committee. From left to right: Sen. Michael Enzi (R-Wyoming) , committee Chairman Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), Tom Daschle, Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) , Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland). Tom Daschle, Christopher Dodd, and Jack Reed are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AP Photo)

Zalmay Khalilzad (center) is joined by Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) (second from left) and Senator Joseph Lieberman (DConnecticut) (right) before Khalilzad's confirmation hearing as United Nations ambassador before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2007. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Zalmay Khalilzad (left) shakes hands with U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) as U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) looks on before the start of testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as they consider his nomination to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Iraq on June 7, 2005. Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad (center) listens while Senator Joe Lieberman (right) introduces him as Senator Chuck Hagel looks on before giving testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on March 15, 2007. The committee was holding a confirmation hearing on Khalilzad's nomination to be the U.S. Representative to the United Nations. All three individuals are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Left to right: Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR), Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), and Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) listen to questions during a news conference on the war in Iraq on Capitol Hill on July 17, 2007. Olympia Snowe, John Kerry, and Jack Reed are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

From left to right: Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry listen to questions from the press during a news conference about North Korea on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 5, 2003. All four individuals are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Left to right: Retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, Rep. John Larson (D-CT), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski hold a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on September 13, 2006. Wesley Clark, Jane Harman, Madeleine Albright, and Zbigniew Brzezinski are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) http://www.daylife.com/photo/0dMq6FJ0HX3Jh

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) watches former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski embrace former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright before holding a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on September 13, 2006. Former Army General Wesley K. Clark is seen standing in the background. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Left to right: Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe and retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, Rep. John Larson (D-CT), former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) meet privately after a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on September 13, 2006. Brzezinski and Clark are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senator Sam Nunn (left), Senator David Boren (center), and Senator John Kerry discuss MX while on subway to Capitol in March 1985. All three men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. David Boren and John Kerry are members of Skull & Bones at Yale University. (Photo by Terry Ashe/Time and Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Senator David Boren (left) and Senator John Chafee talk to the press during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Robert Gates’ confirmation as Director of Central Intelligence Agency on October 2, 1991. David Boren and John Chafee are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations and members of Skull & Bones at Yale University. (Photo by Terry Ashe/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Senator Bill Bradley (left) talks to Senator John H. Chafee at a Senate Finance Committee hearing in May 1986. (Photo by Terry Ashe/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Senator H. John Heinz III (left), Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. (center), and Senator John H. Chafee appear at a press conference in February 1987. All three men were members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (left, D-CT), Senator John Chafee (center, R-RI), and Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) appear at a press conference to discuss health care on July 29, 1998. All three men are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Douglas Graham/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (left, D-ME) and Senator John Chafee (right, R-RI) speaks to the press outside the White House after a meeting with President George Bush on June 6, 1989. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Left to right: Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), Senator Chuck Robb (D-VA), Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI), Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), and Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) appear at a press conference to discuss the “Patients' Bill of Rights” on July 15, 1999. Bob Graham, Chuck Robb, John H. Chafee, and Joseph Lieberman are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Douglas Graham/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN), Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Senator John Breaux (D-LA), Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI), former Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) appear at a press conference on July 28, 1999. Evan Bayh, John H. Chafee, and Olympia Snowe are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Averell Harriman (left) and former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Thomas Watson Jr. (right) testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee concerning Soviet relations on June 1, 1983. (Photo by Diana Walker/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Former Secretary of Defense Elliot L. Richardson (left) watches former National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy (right) talk to former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Jeane J. Kirkpatrick before testifying at the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Contras of Nicaragua in April 1985. All three individuals were members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Terry Ashe/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Senator William S. Cohen, FBI Director and designated Director of Central Intelligence Agency William H. Webster, and Senator David Boren prepare for William H. Webster’s confirmation hearings in the Senate in April 1987. All three men in this photo are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Terry Ashe/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

CIA Director nominee Robert M. Gates (center) is flanked by Senator David Boren (left) and Senator William S. Cohen (right) during his confirmation hearing before the Senator Intelligence Committee in February 1987. All three men in this photo are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Terry Ashe/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao (dressed in black) and Senator Olympia Snowe (wearing a red coat) are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Henry Kissinger (center) is flanked by members of the U.S. Senate before the beginning of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 31, 2007. From left to right: Senator Norm Coleman (RMinnesota), Senator Richard Lugar (D-Indiana), Kissinger, Senator Joe Biden (D-Delaware), and Senator John Kerry (DMassachusetts). Henry Kissinger and John Kerry are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Left: Senator John Kerry (left) and Senator Jack Reed are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Right: Senator Chuck Hagel talks to Senator John McCain behind Senator Ted Kennedy’s back. McCain and Hagel are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan talks with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on July 21, 2005. Alan Greenspan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); Charles Schumer is a former CFR member. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senator Olympia Snowe laughs as Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (left) shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle at a meeting in 2000. Snowe and Daschle are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Daschle joined the Council on Foreign Relations in 2006.

Left: Congressman Porter Goss (left) and Senator Bob Graham prepare for a hearing concerning the 9/11 investigations. Right: Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator John Warner (left) talks to Senator John McCain on September 19, 2006. Senator John Warner and Senator John McCain are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Left to right: Senators Charles Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy leave the Senate on March 2, 2004, after voting on gun control bills that would destroy the Second Amendment of our Constitution. All but Ted are or were members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Ted Kennedy’s sister Jean Kennedy Smith and his niece Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg are CFR members. Ted Kennedy’s brother and former Senator Robert F. Kennedy was a CFR member.

Senator Olympia Snowe (left) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (right) are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Senator John McCain (Republican) and Senator Joseph Lieberman (Democrat) listen as Senator Olympia Snowe (Republican) delivers a speech on February 10, 2005. Snowe, McCain, and Lieberman are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. This photo was published on Senator Olympia Snowe’s Senate website.

U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (left) appears with U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe on October 30, 2001. Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee members (left to right) Sen. John Kerry, Sen. Richard Lugar, Sen. Chuck Hagel, and Sen. Norm Coleman hold a hearing about the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s report assessing the political and military progress in Iraq on Capitol Hill on September 4, 2007. Kerry and Hagel are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Left: Senator Joseph Lieberman (left) and John Kerry (right) are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Right: Senator Chuck Hagel (left) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (right) are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

U.S. Senator John McCain (left) meets with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III. (AP Photo)

Senator Olympia Snowe and Air Force General Michael Hayden meet inside Senator Olympia Snowe’s office on May 10, 2006. General Michael Hayden was nominated by President George W. Bush to become the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. General Michael Hayden and Senator Olympia Snowe are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. This photo was published on Senator Olympia Snowe’s Senate website.

Senator Chuck Hagel (left) and CIA Director General Michael Hayden are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (left) accepts the microphone from former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin at a fundraising event in New York City on April 14, 2004. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Senator Dianne Feinstein watches Senator Jay Rockefeller deliver a speech on November 4, 2005.

Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (left) greets Vernon Jordan at the 2004 National Urban League Conference in Detroit on July 22, 2004. (Luke Frazza/AFP/Getty Images)

Left to Right: Africare Founder C. Payne Lucas, David J. O'Reilly, Chairman and CEO of ChevronTexaco Corp., Congressman Donald M. Payne, and Secretary of State Colin Powell appear at a party. All four men are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Senator Joe Biden (left), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Christopher Dodd (center), and Senator John Kerry (right) listen to testimony from Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations on Capitol Hill on September 11, 2007. Senator John Kerry and Senator Christopher Dodd are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senator Jack Reed speaks as he is flanked by Gen. Wesley Clark (left) and Senator Charles Schumer (second from right) at a press conference on Capitol Hill on January 10, 2007. Reed and Clark are members of the Council on Foreign Relations; Schumer is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Shalikashvili, and former Defense Secretary William Perry (far right) watch Senator John Kerry deliver a speech at George Washington University on March 17, 2004. All four people in this photo are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Copyright ©2004 by Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (left), U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (center), and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (right) hold a meeting to discuss the volatile financial markets in Dodd's Capitol Hill office on August 21, 2007. Christopher Dodd and Henry Paulson are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senator John Kerry shakes hands with Congresswoman Jane Harman prior to delivering his speech on terrorism and national security at the University of California at Los Angeles, California on February 27, 2004. John Kerry and Jane Harman are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

Left photo: Stephen Friedman, Sidney Harman, Congresswoman Jane Harman, and Zoe Baird appear at a party on November 13, 2006. All four individuals are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: New York Social Diary) Right photo: Left to right: Senators John McCain, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Trent Lott and Tom Daschle were presented with the Gold Medal of the Academy by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (far right). McCain, Daschle, and Frist are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Left to right: Richard W. Murphy, former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence Agency, Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations, and Lawrence S. Eagleburger, former Secretary of State, testify before the Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Subcommittee in Congress concerning Iraq on September 9, 1998. All four individuals were members of the Council on Foreign Relations when this photo was taken. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) campaigns for Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Connecticut) (right) as they meet with commuters at the Stamford, Connecticut train station on Monday, October 30, 2006. Michael Bloomberg and Joe Lieberman are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey)

Senator John Kerry (left), former Congressman John Brademas (center), and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sit together on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2007. John Brademas, John Kerry, and Newt Gingrich are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Justice nominee John G. Roberts (left), former Senator Fred Thompson (center), and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) (second from right) arrive at the U.S. Capitol on July 20, 2005. Fred Thompson and Bill Frist are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senator Bill Frist chats with Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Left: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and Senator Bill Frist talk shortly before President George W. Bush signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. Center: Retired Army General Wesley Clark appears with Senator John Kerry during the presidential election in 2004. Right: Senator John Kerry embraces Senator Joseph Lieberman.

Senate Majority Leader Senator Tom Daschle (left) is introduced by former Secretary of Treasury Robert Rubin prior to speaking at the Center for National Policy on the “America's Economy: Rising to Our New Challenges” in Washington, D.C. on January 4, 2002. Tom Daschle and Robert Rubin are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

Left photo: Congresswoman Katherine Harris testifies before Congress. Katherine Harris is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Katherine Harris served as Florida’s Secretary of State during the presidential election in 2000. Right photo: Senator Dianne Feinstein is sworn in to the Senate by Vice President Dick Cheney in January 2007. (Photo: Senator Dianne Feinstein’s official website)

Senator John Chafee (left, R-RI) listens to Senator John Warner (right, R-VA) as they leave a Republican caucus meeting on January 23, 1999, before attending the early start of day eight in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Left photo: Senator Warner is greeted by Lieutenant General Karl W. Eikenberry at an airfield in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2006. (Photo: Senator John Warner’s website) Right photo: Senator Charles Robb (left) talks to Senator John Warner at a party.

Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Hillary Clinton (second from right) watch New York City Mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg (left) shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (right) on Capitol Hill on November 15, 2001. Everyone except for Hillary Clinton is or was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

Left: Senator John Warner and retired Army Gen. Montgomery Meigs (second from left) talk to reporters. (Photo: Senator John Warner’s website) Right: Senator John Warner talks with former Virginia Governor Mark Warner (left) before the dedication of the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, Virginia on November 10, 2006. (Photo: Senator John Warner’s website)

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (left) shakes hands with Henry M. Paulson, President George W. Bush's nominee for Treasury secretary, in Frist's office in the U.S. Capitol on June 9, 2006. Frist and Paulson are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senator Chuck Hagel (left), Zbigniew Brzezinski (center), and Senator Richard Lugar meet on Capitol Hill. Chuck Hagel and Zbigniew Brzezinski are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Richard Lugar is a Rhodes Scholar.

Former President Bill Clinton (left) and Senator Joseph Lieberman laugh together during Lieberman’s Senate campaign rally in Waterbury, Connecticut on July 24, 2006. (Photo by Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

Former President Bill Clinton (right) chats with Senator Christopher Dodd (left) and Senator Joe Lieberman during a Lieberman campaign rally in Waterbury, Connecticut on July 24, 2006. All three men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

Left photo: Pamela Harriman and Speaker of the House Thomas Foley attend a fundraising party in June 1990. Right photo: U.S. Senator John Kerry delivers a speech at a meeting of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles, California on June 1, 2006 as former Secretary of State Warren Christopher (left) listens. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard N. Perle (left) talks to Congresswoman Pat Schroeder (center) and Congressman Les Aspin during a hearing concerning the Iceland Summit in November 1986. All three individuals were members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (left) shakes hands with The Reverend Jesse Jackson before addressing the 124th Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention in New Orleans on September 9, 2004. Senator John Kerry and The Reverend Jesse Jackson are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Left to right: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) testify before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 2009. Lieberman, Feinstein, Bayh, and Cooper are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Jim Cooper is a Rhodes Scholar. (Getty Images)

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), vice chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, head for a hearing on what the federal government should do to avoid a economic recession on Capitol Hill January 16, 2008 in Washington, DC. Members of Congress and the witnesses said that tougher economic times are ahead, including a possible recession, but their suggestions to fix the problems were very different. (Getty Images) http://www.daylife.com/photo/03tS6Gc5rrdwZ/lawrence_summers

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (center), with (from left to right) economist Allen Sinai, Lee Sachs, former assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets, Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Secretary, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Iris Lav, deputy director of Center on Budget Policy Priorities, and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, speaks to reporters after meeting with economic advisors on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on May 6, 2008. (AP Photo by Lawrence Jackson) http://www.daylife.com/photo/0gQTfab1lx0UF/lawrence_summers

In this photo provided by FOX News Sunday, Senator Evan Bayh (D-Indiana, left) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut, right) appear on FOX News Sunday in Washington, D.C. on July 20, 2008. Evan Bayh and Joe Lieberman are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Both Senators are on the media's short list for the vice presidential nomination ticket but with different candidates. (Getty Images)

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) (left), a supporter of presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ), debates with Senator John Kerry (D-MA) (center), a supporter of presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), as NBC journalist Tom Brokaw (right) looks on during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios in Washington, D.C. on August 3, 2008. All three men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Reuters)

Left to right: Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chong-Moon Lee, Washington Post columnist David Broder, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Charlotte Shultz smile for the camera Asia Society Northern California Annual Dinner held at the historic Garden Court at San Francisco's Palace Hotel on June 2, 2007. Everyone except for David Broder and Charlotte Shultz are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: Asia Society)

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) is sworn in by Vice President Dick Cheney (right) as Kerry’s wife Teresa Heinz holds the Bible during a swearing in reenactment ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2009. All three individuals are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AFP/Getty Images)

Senator Joseph Lieberman (left) shakes hands with U.S. Army General David Petraeus as Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno (right) talks to Senator Carl Levin (second from left) before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on May 22, 2008. Sen. Joseph Lieberman and Gen. David Petraeus are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut) (left), accompanied by former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 2009, to discuss legislation to protect against terrorist weapons of mass destruction attacks. Joseph Lieberman and Bob Graham are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AP Photo)

Vice President Dick Cheney (center) is presented with the International Republic Institute's (IRI) 2001 Freedom Awards by Senator John McCain (left) during IRI's Freedom Dinner in Washington, D.C. on October 23, 2001. Michael V. Kostiw (right), Vice Chairman of the IRI, is seen applauding. All three men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: Manny Ceneta/Getty Images)

Senator John McCain (left) meets with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at Kissinger’s Manhattan office in New York City in on April 24, 2007. John McCain and Henry Kissinger are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: Stephan Savoia, Associated Press)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets with Senator John McCain at the State Department on April 12, 2007. (State Department photo by Michael Gross)

Sen. John McCain (left) talks to former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger (second from right) and former Secretary of Defense Harold Brown (right) prior to a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on September 9, 2004. All three men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Left to right: Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois), Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Connecticut) and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) confer during a media conference on immigration reform on Capitol Hill on March 30, 2006. McCain, Feinstein, and Lieberman are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senator John Warner (center, R-Virginia) watches Senator John McCain (left, R-Arizona) shake hands with Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus in Miami, Florida on July 10, 2006. John Warner and John McCain are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senator John McCain (left) talks with Sen. Patrick Moynihan during a discussion on the Senate following the trial of President Bill Clinton during NBC's ''Meet the Press'' in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 1999. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Republican Party presidential candidate Senator John Mccain shakes hands with Democratic Party presidential candidate Bill Bradley (left) during a meeting on campaign finance reform in Claremont, New Hampshire on December 16, 1999. (Photo by Porter Gifford/Getty Images)

Senator Ted Kennedy (left) watches U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), Commander of American forces in Iraq, shake hands with Republican Party presidential candidate Senator John McCain on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 8, 2008. John McCain and Gen. David Petraeus are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Getty Images)

James A. Baker III (right), Co-Chairman of the Iraq Study Group, speaks with Senator John W. Warner (left) and Senator John McCain before testifying before the Armed Services Committee on December 7, 2006. (Michael Temchine for The New York Times)

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) (left) and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) speak to reporters during a press conference on Capitol Hill on June 14, 2005. Bill Frist and John McCain are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Republican Party presidential candidate U.S. Senator John McCain (center), who is flanked by former 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Kean (left) and U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, laughs during a press conference at Liberty Science Center at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey on May 9, 2008. John McCain, Thomas Kean, and Joseph Lieberman are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AP Photo by Jeff Chiu)

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (second from right) introduces U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff (second from left) at the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Douglas, Arizona on May 5, 2005. Chertoff toured the border at Douglas and Yuma, Arizona and U.S. Border Patrol facilities along with U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. McCain and Napolitano are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Senator John Kerry (left), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on POW-MIA Affairs, listens to Senator John McCain during a hearing in the Senate on December 1, 1992. Kerry and McCain are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Republican Party presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (left) shakes hands with Robert James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence Agency, at a campaign event at Fresno State in Fresno, California on June 23, 2008. R. James Woolsey and John McCain are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. R. James Woolsey is a Rhodes Scholar. (AP Photo by L.M. Otero)

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John Warner (left, R-Virginia) watches CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden (center) greets Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. John McCain (right, R-Arizona) on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on November 15, 2006 prior to testifying before the committee's hearing on the situation in Iraq. All three men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senator Joe Lieberman (left) speaks to Republican Party presidential candidate Senator John McCain following a meeting with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris on March 21, 2008. (Reuters)

Republican Party presidential candidate Senator John McCain (left) laughs as he is introduced by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a window distribution business in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on April 10, 2008. John McCain and Michael Bloomberg are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Getty Images)

The U.S. Supreme Court & the Council on Foreign Relations

The Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States in c. 2003: Back row: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, Clarence Thomas and Stephen Breyer. Front row: Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy. Ginsburg and Breyer are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. O’Connor was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices pose for a formal portrait in Washington, D.C. in 1941: (front row, L-R) Stanley F. Reed, Owen J. Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone, Hugo L. Black, and Felix Frankfurter; (second row, L-R) James F. Byrnes, William O. Douglas, Frank Murphy & Robert H. Jackson. Felix Frankfurter was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: Thomas D. Mcavoy/Time Life)

Left photo: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer (left) and CNN journalist Jeffrey Toobin attend the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City on October 7, 2006. (Photo: Alex Oliveira/startraksphoto.com, http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdashes/264698063/) Right photo: Georgetown Law Dean Alex Aleinikoff, far left, and Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, far right, stand with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justice David Souter, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. John J. DeGioia and Stephen Breyer are members of the Council on Foreign Relations; Sandra Day O’Connor and Alex Aleinikoff are former members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

President Bill Clinton (left) shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is standing next to Stephen Breyer. Bill Clinton, Stephen Breyer, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/codex_magica/codex_magica08.htm)

The U.S. Supreme Court Justices pose for a portrait in 1950. Left to right are Felix Frankfurter, Tom Clark, Hugo Black, Robert Jackson, Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, Harold Burton, Stanley Reed, Sherman Minton, and William O. Douglas. Felix Frankfurter was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Bettmann/CORBIS)

Members of the U.S. Supreme Court pose for a group photograph at the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. on September 29, 2009. Front row (L-R): Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Back Row (L-R), Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. , Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Getty Images)

The Pentagon Princes

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are photographed in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gold Room, more commonly known as The Tank, in the Pentagon on January 11, 2001. From left to right are: Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry H. Shelton, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael E. Ryan, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James L. Jones Jr., and U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Vernon Clark. All six officers are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense)

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are photographed in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gold Room, more commonly known as The Tank, in the Pentagon on April 6, 2000. From left to right are: Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry H. Shelton, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jay L. Johnson, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael E. Ryan, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki and U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James L. Jones. All six officers are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense)

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are photographed in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gold Room, more commonly known as The Tank, in the Pentagon on July 27, 1999. From left to right are: Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph W. Ralston, U.S. Air Force, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry H. Shelton, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jay L. Johnson, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael E. Ryan, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki and U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James L. Jones Jr. All six officers are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense)

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are photographed in their traditional meeting place, the JCS Gold Room, at the Pentagon on Dec. 18, 1997. From left to right are: Gen. Joseph W. Ralston, U.S. Air Force, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Henry H. Shelton, U.S. Army, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Dennis J. Reimer, U.S. Army Chief of Staff; Gen. Charles C. Krulak, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps; Adm. Jay L. Johnson, Chief of Naval Operations; Gen. Michael E. Ryan, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff. All six officers are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense)

This is a group photograph of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and several Commanders in Chiefs taken on July 1, 1983, in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff dining room, located in the Pentagon. Shows (left to right): U.S. Navy Adm. Wesley L. McDonald, Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Command; U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Paul X. Kelley, Commandant of the Marine Corps; U.S. Army Gen. Paul F. Gorman, Commander in Chief, US Southern Command; U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Robert C. Kingston, Commander in Chief, US Central Command; U.S. Army Gen. John A. Wickham, Chief of Staff, US Army; U.S. Army Gen. Wallace H. Nutting, Commander in Chief, US Readiness Command; U.S. Air Force Gen. James V. Hartinger, Commander in Chief, Aerospace Defense Command; U.S. Navy Adm. William J. Crowe, Commander in Chief, US Pacific Command; U.S. Air Force Gen. Charles A. Gabriel, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force; U.S. Army Bernard W. Rogers, Commander in Chief, US European Command; U.S. Army Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; U.S. Air Force Gen. Bennie L. Davis, Commander in Chief, US Strategic Air Command; U.S. Navy Adm. James D. Watkins, Chief of Naval Operations; and U.S. Air Force Gen. Thomas M. Ryan, Commander in Chief, Military Airlift Command. (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense/Robert D. Ward) Paul X. Kelley, Paul F. Gorman, John A. Wickham, William J. Crowe, Charles A. Gabriel, Bernard W. Rogers, and John W. Vessey, Jr. are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Army General John Abizaid (left), the Commander of U.S. Central Command, and Marine Corps General James L. Jones, the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe and NATO, wait for a meeting to begin on July 26, 2006. (NATO Photo)

Admiral Vernon Clark, General John P. Jumper, and Joseph S. Nye Jr. participate in a meeting held at the Harold Pratt House. This photo appears in the 2005 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Maj. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (right) and Acting Army Chief of Staff Gen. John M. Keane (left) brief reporters on how the U.S. Army is organizing to rotate forces supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom during a Pentagon press briefing on July 23, 2003. McChrystal is the vice director for Operations, J-3, the Joint Staff. Keane and McChrystal are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense)

Left to right: Former Secretary of Defense Harold Brown, Admiral Harry Train, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and David D. Newsom, and Gen. David C. Jones appear at a party held at the Harold Pratt House. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Retired Admiral and former CIA Director Stansfield Turner, Admiral Jay L. Johnson, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gordon Sullivan, and Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Carl Mundy meet at the Harold Pratt House on April 7, 1993.

Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, Gen. Dennis Reimer, Adm. Jeremy Boorda, Gen. Ronald Fogleman, and Gen. Charles Krulak appear together at the Harold Pratt House on February 28, 1996. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Gen. James L. Jones, Adm. Jay L. Johnson, (Adm.) William J. Crowe, Gen. Michael E. Ryan, and Gen. Eric K. Shinseki meet at the Harold Pratt House on January 6, 2000. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Gen. Robert N. Ginsburgh, Gen. William R. Usher, George S. Franklin Jr., and Col. Donald Bussey drink at a cocktail party at the Harold Pratt House. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Left to right: Retired U.S. Navy Admiral William J. Crowe, U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael E. Ryan, U.S. Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, U.S. Navy Admiral Vern Clark, and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Michael J. Williams appear at a meeting on January 4, 2001. All five men in this photo are (or were) members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations 2001 Annual Report)

Former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney (left) listens to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael E. Ryan (center) and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Dennis J. Reimer (right) at the Harold Pratt House on November 17, 1997. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Left to right: unidentified, retired Admiral William J. Crowe, retired General David C. Jones, retired General John Shalikashvili, retired General John W. Vessey, and retired General Colin L. Powell. All identified individuals in this photo served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This photo appears on the back cover of the 2000 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Ronald A. Route (Navy), Colonel Craig D. Hackett (Army), and General John M. Shalikashvili, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on November 7, 1996. All three men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Left to right: Former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Edward C. Meyer (Ret.), former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral William J. Crowe Jr. (Ret.), Gordon M. Adams, and William A. Anders, the Chairman and CEO of General Dynamics, appear at a meeting in Washington D.C. on June 10, 1992. William A. Anders is not a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. This photo appears in the 1992 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Council on Foreign Relations President Peter Tarnoff (left) watches former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance (middle) shake hands with General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on December 16, 1991. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

William J. McDonough, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks with U.S. Navy Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, at a meeting on January 4, 2001. (Photo: Council on Foreign Relations 2001 Annual Report)

Former U.S. Representative to NATO Robert E. Hunter listens as Army Gen. Wesley Clark, Commander of SACEUR-NATO, discuss European security and NATO during a meeting on November 17, 1999. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Army Gen. John R. Galvin (left), Commander of SACEUR-NATO, talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Richard W. Murphy on January 18, 1990. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Front row: unidentified, unidentified, John Temple Swing, Peter G. Peterson, Admiral William J. Crowe, and Peter Tarnoff. Back row: Maurice Greenberg stands between Crowe and Tarnoff. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Air Force General David C. Jones, outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with Army General John W. Vessey Jr., the incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a party in 1982. Jones and Vessey are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Admiral William A. Owens, Admiral Joseph W. Prueher, and General Thomas S. Moorman Jr. are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

E. Gerald Corrigan (left), the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, appears with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Larry D. Welch at the Harold Pratt House on December 7, 1989. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

U.S. Army General John R. Galvin (left) and former Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon participate in a meeting while standing near the Rockefeller Room at the Harold Pratt House. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Leslie H. Gelb (left) and U.S. Army Colonel H.R. McMaster participate in a Council on Foreign Relations meeting. This photo appears in the 2006 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report. H.R. McMaster is a U.S. Army Brigadier General in 2010.

Left: McGeorge Bundy stands beside Admiral William J. Crowe at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on October 8, 1986. Right: Former National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy (left) talks to Admiral Charles R. Larson, the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, at a CFR meeting on February 28, 1994. (Photo: CFR Annual Report)

Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry is the Deputy Chairman of NATO Military Committee in Brussels (as of 2007). This photo was published in the 2007 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report.

Clockwise from left, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley Clark and former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Special Operations Command Gen. Wayne Downing debate as former NATO Stabilization Force Commander Gen. Montgomery Meigs and former Commanderin-Chief of U.S. Armed Forces Southern Command Gen. Barry McCaffrey look on during an interview by moderator Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 2005. The four generals talked about the current situation in Iraq. Clark, Meigs, and McCaffrey are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, speaks with U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, center, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, and U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, right, during a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Bratislava, Slovakia on October 23, 2009. Gates, Stavridis, and McChrystal are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (U.S. Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison)

U.S Army Gen. David Petraeus (R), Commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks with U.S. Senator John McCain (left, R-Arizona) and U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (center, I-Connecticut) before a hearing conducted by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 16, 2010. The committee is receiving an update on the current situation in Afghanistan. All three men are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Getty Images)

U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy (L) delivers opening remarks as U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of U.S. Central Command, looks on during a hearing conducted by the US Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 15, 2010. The committee is receiving an update on the current situation in Afghanistan. Flournoy and Petraeus are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. (Getty Images)

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