1,317Sep 16, 2013
Cyber Attacks and Espionage
William Plummer, Vice President of Huawei Technologies, Chad Sweet, former Central Intelligence Agency official, and Thomas Rid, author of the book Cyber War Will Not Take Place, spoke at the ...
153Jul 18, 2013
Future of the Pentagon
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter talked about the future of the Pentagon as it shifts from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a new focus on the Asia Pacific Theater, cyber security, and ...
646Jun 25, 2013
National Security Agency PRISM Surveillance Program
Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic surveillance and data collection within the U.S., and the impact of leaks by former CIA consultant ...
314May 20, 2013
Media Coverage of National Security Issues
Three journalists and a former member of the George W. Bush administration talked about the proper balance between the public’s right to know intelligence information and protection of ...
254Jan 29, 2013
Kurt Campbell talked about relations between the United States and China. He said there will be “areas of miscommunication and disagreement” between the two countries but that a ...
288Nov 18, 2012
Cyber and Drone Warfare
Panelists talked about drones and cyber attacks as tools of modern warfare, including the ability to find the source of cyber attacks and the rules of engagement for unmanned aerial ...
201Nov 16, 2012
International Security Panel
Panelists discussed the global perception of Europe and America’s power and leadership in world as well as advances in military and defense technology. Topics included foreign policy ...
580Jun 18, 2012
Book Discussion on Confront and Conceal
David Sanger takes a behind-the-scenes look at President Obama’s use of American power. He responded to questions from members of the audience at this public program held at the ...
1,104Feb 23, 2012
U.S. Policy Options on Iran
Panelists discussed U.S. policy options available to address challenges posed by Iran’s nuclear program. Among the topics they addressed were the possibility of military action and likely ...
515Nov 28, 2011
Military Readiness and Defense Budget Cuts
Former National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair talked about military readiness and potential defense budget cuts. Other topics included improvements in homeland security since September 11, ...
317Jun 2, 2011
Panelists talked about economic and security developments in Asia, mainly China and the Koreas, and U.S. interests in the region. Other topics included North Korea leadership and nuclear ...
357Apr 25, 2011
U.S. Foreign Policy
Thomas Pickering and David Sanger talked about U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the cultural and historical aspects of U.S foreign policy and U.S. national security. They responded to questions ...
280Dec 13, 2010
Panelists spoke about U.S. and NATO operations in Afghanistan, as well as formulating exit strategies for eventual U.S. withdrawal. Among the topics they addressed were the current security ...
81Oct 8, 2010
Resignation of General James Jones
David Sanger spoke by phone about the resignation of National Security Adviser General James Jones, including the reasons for the resignation and possible replacements.
163Jul 9, 2010
The 21st-Century Army
General George Casey, Jr., the Army’s chief of staff, talked about the future of the Army. He was interviewed by David Sanger and also responded to questions from members of the ...
107Apr 18, 2010
Defense Policy on Iran
David Sanger talked by telephone about his current article on a memo to General James Jones, national security advisor, from Defense Secretary Gates on the lack of policy to curb Iran’s ...
469Oct 26, 2009
U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan
Senator John Kerry addressed the Council on Foreign Relations. He gave his assessment on military operations, the Afghan political situation, and legislation he co-sponsored that provides ...
108May 27, 2009
Afghanistan and Pakistan
Journalists spoke about events in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Among the topics they addressed were the current U.S. policy and military engagements, as well as the political challenges ahead in ...
183May 5, 2009
Junior League of Richmond Book and Author Dinner
For 64 years the Junior League of Richmond has been hosting an annual fund raising “Book and Author Dinner.” In this edited program, four authors described their books for the audience ...
75May 5, 2009
Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Middle East
David Sanger, author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges, talked about the security of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and Mid-East ...
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