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Find a collection of tributes from the memorial service for Brent Scowcroft by those who worked with him and knew him as a mentor and friend. SEE THE TRIBUTES:

"...our effectiveness is grounded in process, as the magnificent legacy of Brent Scowcroft attests. His foreign policy legacy must be the shining model for a repurposed national security agenda." —Jane Harman

On August 22, a memorial service was held to honor the life and legacy of General Brent Scowcroft. Find a collection of tributes from the service given by those who worked with him and knew him as a mentor and friend. @ACScowcroft 

National security advisor Robert O’Brien on his predecessor—and the very model for the role—the recently deceased Brent Scowcroft. “What a giant… He brought a level of sophistication to his work… that it’s been hard for any of us to live up to.” #ACFrontPage 

Brent Scowcroft’s recent passing means the country has lost an outstanding member of the “greatest generation,” but it also provides an opportunity to take a fuller measure of his many, valuable contributions.

Robert M. Gates writes of Brent Scowcroft’s unmatched success at the National Security Council under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Bush—success that has made Scowcroft the aspirational model for every national security adviser since.

Brent Scowcroft obituary: US foreign policy expert and close adviser to many presidents via @IrishTimesLife 

Even the revered Brent Scowcroft didn’t always get his way. In a secret 20-year-old @Miller_Center  oral history released for the first time since his death, he reflected on where he wished he had done things differently.

Brent Scowcroft, the former national security adviser and longtime Bush confidant, died last week at age 95. @TomDeFrank  reports.


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In uniform and at the highest levels of government, Brent Scowcroft served the country he loved with dedication and distinction. He was a brilliant thinker, a model national security advisor, and a treasured friend. I will miss him dearly.

Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Republican voice against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died. He was 95.

Brent Scowcroft was a rare Washington figure who had both a first-class temperament and a first-class mind. His deft touch in managing the Cold War’s end was both understated and brilliant. America needs leaders like '>Admiral Scowcroft US

General Brent Scowcroft (USAF, Ret.) represented the best in the military and government. He created the model under Presidents Ford and Bush '41 for National Security Advisor. He was wise, kind, thoughtful. People who worked with him loved him. Knowing him was a privilege. RIP

Whenever I think of George HW Bush I remember this article he wrote with Brent Scowcroft in 1998 on why he chose not to topple Saddam after Desert Storm. It is haunting.

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During the Yom Kippur War 1973, Henry Kissinger tells Brent Scowcroft that the President is “loaded”:

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George H.W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft at American Legion Post 159 pancake breakfast, Kennebunkport, Maine, this morning: #Sisley 

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When brent scowcroft'>Gen Brent Scowcroft advisor to Ford Reagan Bush 41 endorses @HillaryClinton  you know something is wrong in the GOP world