July 06, 2009

CNAS CEO Nathaniel Fick to Testify on Pakistan Tomorrow at Congressional Hearing

Washington, D.C., July 6, 2009 - Center for a New American Security's Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel C. Fick will testify tomorrow at a congressional hearing on U.S.-Pakistan relations. The hearing has been called by Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

"From Strategy to Implementation: Strengthening U.S.-Pakistan Relations"

Tomorrow, July 7, 2009 at 2:30 p.m.

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

At the hearing, Fick - along with other expert witnesses - will assess the challenges and opportunities to implementing the Obama administration's Pakistan strategy. Fick is the co-author of the recently-released CNAS report Triage: The Next Twelve Months in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which argues for increased U.S. efforts to strengthen Pakistani government institutions and security forces in order to prevent further deterioration of security in the country.

The hearing is open to the public and will be streamed live here.

To view the full witness list, click here.

For additional information on the Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security subcommittee, click here.  

Fick was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in June 2009. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of CNAS and has been a Fellow at the Center since its founding in 2007. Fick served as a Marine Corps infantry officer, took part in the earliest phases of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2001 and 2002 and led a reconnaissance unit during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In 2006, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and served in 2007 as a civilian instructor at the Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Academy in Kabul.   He is the author of the 2005 New York Times bestseller One Bullet Away, recognized as one of the "Best Books of the Year" by The Washington Post.