A United States delegation led by General (ret.) Anthony Zinni visited Doha on September 10. The delegation met with senior Qatari officials from several departments to discuss the Middle East Security Alliance, a proposed initiative that the United States is developing with partners from the region. The American and Qatari delegations had a productive exchange of views and will continue discussions on this initiative. General Zinni is the former commander of the U.S. Central Command.