Hagel’s supporters, former National Security advisors Brent Scowcroft, Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, former US Ambassador to Israel Tom Pickering, former Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci, and World Bank President James Wolfensohn.
Brent Scrowcroft - Strategic Partner with Torch Hill Investment Partners (Bloomberg). Torch Hill's website offered the following Scowcroft quote:
"Globalization has made the world economy more integrated, more efficient and more susceptible to disruption than ever before in our history."--Brent Scowcroft, Former National Security Advisor, Strategy Partner, Torch Hill Investment Partners
Torch Hill's portfolio is a spate of Defense Department Contractors. Torch Hill's Chairman co-chairs the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.
Mr. Thomas Reeve Pickering is a Strategic Advisor at NGP Energy Capital Management. The Carlyle Group invested in NGP just before Christmas.
Frank Carlucci, Chairman Emeritus for The Carlyle Group. Carlucci also is Co-Founder and Chairman of Advisory Board at Frontier Group