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w i t h    G E N E R A L   T O N Y   Z I N N I   and   A D A M   P.   K E N N E D Y

Join me Adam P. Kennedy, your host of America’s Place in the World podcast with general Tony Zinni, a retired four-star United States Marine Corps general, who served two combat tours in Vietnam and is a former US special envoy to Israel and the Palestinian authority. 

America's Place in the World will take a hard look at some of the most pressing issues and individuals past and present facing America and the world. The series will present a unique non-political view on these global issues.

An adviser to Presidents and Kings, an academic, business leader and New York Times Bestselling author General Zinni’s fascinating insights will cover everything from the earliest days of warfare, through Ancient Rome to the present day Middle East, from Christ, Alexander the Great, Gandhi, Mao, Hitler, Stalin, and King to diplomacy, global warming, the war on terror and the presidency, join us to learn more about America’s Place in the World.


General Zinni has appeared on the BBC, CNN, CBSN, CSPAN, Charlie Rose, NBC, The Daily Show and Meet the Press to name a few. 

Gen. Anthony (Tony) C. Zinni, is a retired four star United States Marine Corps general. He served his country in numerous diplomatic roles, as the U.S. special envoy to Israel and the Palestinian Authority and in missions to Pakistan, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia. General Zinni retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000, after a distinguished 39-year career that took him to over 70 countries in many command assignments. In his final tour of duty, from 1997 to 2000, he was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central Command. 

He has held academic positions that include the Stanley Chair in Ethics at the Virginia Military Institute, the Nimitz Chair at the University of California, Berkeley, the Hofheimer Chair at the Joint Forces Staff College, and the Harriman Professorship of Government at the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary. He has worked with the University of California's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and the Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva. He was Chairman of the Board of BAE Systems Inc., and a member of the board of Dyncorp International before being appointed an executive vice president. He also served as president of International Operations for M.I.C. Industries, Inc

He co-authored a New York Times Bestseller book on his career with Tom Clancy entitled Battle Ready and a foreign policy book entitled The Battle For Peace that was also a New York Times Best Seller and a Foreign Affairs Bestseller. He has written a book on leadership, Leading the Charge, published in 2009 and a national security policy book, Before the First Shots are Fired, published in 2014.

He has been credited for foresight in predicting the dangers of terrorism coming out of Afghanistan before the September 11 attacks of 2001 and supporting the Iraq War troop surge of 2007. In October 2009 he came out firmly in support of General Stanley A. McChrystal's request for up to 40,000 additional troops in Afghanistan.


The Battle for Peace

by Anthony C. Zinni and Tony Koltz

"...this book has become even more relevant as we veer dangerously close towards confrontation with Iran. In a new afterword, General Zinni provides additional insight into the war in Iraq, how to deal with Iran, and more."

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"From the Oval Office to the battlefield, Before the First Shots Are Fired is a hard-hitting analysis of the history of America's use of military action and a spirited call for change."

Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom


      Anthony C. ZinniTony Koltz

"Leading the Charge shows the way, and is an incisive and compelling guide to the new world of leadership, one that will prove indispensable for years
to come."

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His interviews include Medal of Honor Recipients, War Heroes, Generals and Pioneering Legends.

Adam P. Kennedy is a journalist, writer and publisher. He was born in Rome, Italy he grew up in New York City and London, England.  He attended Manhattan Country School and Riverdale Country School and graduated from Antioch College with a double major in Soviet Studies and Journalism. Adam has traveled extensively throughout Africa and Europe.


He is the founder and CEO of Chronicling Greatness, a company dedicated to profiling pioneers and veterans. He has interviewed over 200 veterans from World War II to Vietnam about their lives and service, including generals, Medal of Honor recipients, fighter pilot aces, Cross, Silver Bronze star and Purple Heart recipients.

He is the creator of the television shows Africa/U.S.A.: The Connection and The World Connection, “Edu-tainment” programs for teens that aired on network television and PBS.  


Signature Theatre Co. produced his autobiographical play Sleep Deprivation Chamber, co-authored with his mother, playwright Adrienne Kennedy and received an Obie Award for Best New American Play.


Adam co-founded Abandon Entertainment - along with Karen Lauder and Marcus Ticotin - a television and movie company that produced the feature films Oxygen and Scotland PA and the made for TV movie on TNT, Thrill Seekers.


Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles? co-authored with Adrienne Kennedy launched the Public Lab Series at the Public Theatre in New York City. The play is published by Samuel French, Inc.

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