On Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) held a book launch for The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb by award-winning journalist Philip Taubman. Taubman shed light on one of the most divisive security issues facing Washington today and told the story of the unlikely efforts of five key Cold War players to eliminate the nuclear arsenal they helped create. David Sanger, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times, interviewed Taubman followed by Q&A with the audience. Download the podcast from the event here.| more |
On December 5, the Center for a New American Security held a press briefing on its recent policy brief, "The Next Fight: Time for a Change of Mission in Afghanistan." Authored by Lieutenant General David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Dr. Andrew Exum and Matthew Irvine, the brief calls for a change of mission in Afghanistan and offers policy recommendations for the Obama Administration, the ISAF/U.S. Forces Commander, the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and the U.S. Special Operations Command. The authors were joined by CNAS President John Nagl, who offered key takeaways from his recent trip to Afghanistan.
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.| more |
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’s ongoing National Security Leaders Forum event series.| more |
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. Listen to the audio here.| more |
On September 20, the Center for a New American Security hosted a roundtable discussion with Dr. Kemal Kerkuki and a number of his colleagues on critical issues in the U.S.-Iraqi relationship, along with the Kurdistan regional government’s relationship with the wider world.
On September 8, 2011, CNAS held an inaugural book release party at the Willard InterContinental Hotel for Counterstrike. At the release event, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker offered the audience an insider’s look at how the U.S. government has adapted its strategy for fighting terrorism since 2001.| more |