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 |
On National Public Radio, CNAS President John Nagl and Senior Fellow Tom Ricks debate the legacy of General Petraeus.| more |
Iraq has the potential to become a pivotal strategic partner for the United States and its allies in the region. But Iraq is also undergoing its democratic transition and its security situation remains complex and challenging. In light of the impending end of the United States Forces–Iraq mission this December, Major General Jeffrey Buchanan, USA, Director of Strategic Effects for United States Forces-Iraq, visited the Center for a New American Security to speak about the evolving role of the United States in Iraq and the challenges and opportunities for the future of U.S.-Iraq relations amidst a changed Middle East. Listen to the audio from the event here.
Yesterday, U.S. military officials claimed to have killed Taliban militants responsible for last weekend’s takedown of a Chinook helicopter that killed 38 people, including twenty-two Navy Seals. Matthew Irvine of the Center for New American Security discusses the latest news out of Afghanistan, and the way in which special forces are taking on more military duties as the US prepares to pull troops.| more |
According to the newly released Center for a New American Security (CNAS) report, "Blinded: The Decline of U.S. Earth Monitoring Capabilities and Its Consequences for National Security," “By 2016, only seven of NASA’s current 13 earth monitoring satellites are expected to be operational, leaving a crucial information gap that will hinder national security planning.”
On July 28, 2011, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released a major report, Aum Shinrikyo: Insights Into How Terrorists Develop Biological and Chemical Weapons, with never-before documented information on the group and its operations. Listen to the audio from the report release event here.
In this piece by PRI's The World, CNAS President John Nagl and CNAS Senior Fellow Tom Ricks were featured. John Nagl said, “Allen cut his teeth on some of these issues in Haiti, Gen. Petraeus also spent some time in Haiti-and in both cases these very intellectual generals who read books as well as do push-ups..."| more |
On June 23, 2011, CNAS hosted Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, USN, for a speech on "A Global Navy in a Time of Change."