The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) cordially invites you to the book launch for The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb by award-winning New York Times journalist Philip Taubman. RSVP here or call (202) 457-9427.
This holiday season also marks the Center for a New American Security's fifth anniversary. Founded in 2007, we will commemorate five years of our mission to promote strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. We hope you will help us celebrate this important milestone at our holiday party on December 8. RSVP online by following this link or by phone: (202) 457-9427.
On December 6, the Center for a New American Security hosted a Joining Forces working group including representatives from non-profit and philanthropic organizations and academic institutions to discuss how communities across the country are leveraging nonprofit, civic and private resources to promote successful integration of service members, veterans and military families.
On November 30, the Center for a New American Security, in partnership with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, hosted a conference on best practices for supporting veterans and military families. Representatives from over 30 industry-leading companies from various sectors openly discussed motivations, major challenges, innovative practices and philanthropic engagement associated with corporate support for veterans and military families.
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) held an event, Losing the Battle, on November 1, 2011, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., to discuss the issue of suicide in the U.S. military with a distinguished panel of experts, including the author of the CNAS report, Losing the Battle: The Challenge of Military Suicide, Dr. Margaret Harrell, who is a Senior Fellow at CNAS and Director of the Joining Forces Initiative; General Peter Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army; Juliette Kayyem, national security columnist for The Boston Globe and a lecturer in public policy at Harvard University; and Dr. Jan Kemp, National Mental Health Program Director for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
On October 28, the Center for a New American Security hosted a Joining Forces working group to inform its research on the "wellness" of service members, veterans and their families. Academics, policymakers, service members, service providers and other stakeholders participated to discuss the meaning and attributes of "wellness."
On October 27, the Center for a New American Security held a Joining Forces working group on veteran employment. Participants discussed challenges veterans face when seeking employment in the private sector.
On October 19, the Center for a New American Security hosted a lunchtime discussion at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel with General Norton A. Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. The discussion was part of CNAS’ ongoing National Security Leaders Forum series.
On October 11, the Center for a New American Security hosted a roundtable discussion with Lieutenant General Mark P. Hertling, Commander of U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army. LTG Hertling discussed the U.S.’s ongoing strategic interests in Europe and the resources required to successfully secure those interests.
On October 7, 2011, CNAS released Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity at an event featuring a discussion with the report authors - LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Dr. Nora Bensahel and Travis Sharp - and leading defense and budget experts Gordon Adams and Tom Donnelly.