William Cohen Joins BBC News as a World Affairs Analyst

The former Senator and Secretary of Defense signs on to BBC News.

BBC News adds former U.S. Senator and Department of Defense Secretary William Cohen to its ranks.

Cohen will serve as a world affairs analyst, appearing on, but not limited to, the Washington-based BBC World News America.

“At a time when the world is more volatile and interconnected than ever we are excited to have Secretary Cohen’s non-partisan insight and analysis. His experience both in the Defense Department and U.S. Congress will be an invaluable resource throughout this election year,” said BBC World News America editor Kate Farrell in a statement.

Cohen is a former Republican U.S. Representative and then Senator from Maine who in 1997 was appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton to lead the Department of Defense. Cohen is also a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Board of Directors.