July 11, 2011

CNAS Partners with TIME to Launch Command Post

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce the launch of Command Post, a new video series from CNAS and TIME. The video series will take week-long looks at key national security issues, with a new angle explored each day in brief video conversations between co-hosts CNAS President John Nagl and TIME national-security correspondent Mark Thompson, and noted defense experts. Command Post will appear on CNAS.org and TIME.com’s Battleland blog.

The joint effort begins with a week-long series of videos examining President Obama's evolving strategy for Afghanistan. The first video includes interviews with Lieutenant General David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Senior Advisor at CNAS, and Nora Bensahel, Deputy Director of Studies and Senior Fellow at CNAS.

"Now that the post 9/11 wars are winding down and the Pentagon is under increasing financial pressure, it's the right time to launch Command Post," says Thompson, TIME's Pulitzer Prize-winning national-security correspondent for nearly 20 years.

"The Center for a New American Security is pleased to work with TIME in this new joint venture that analyzes important national security topics for a broad audience," says CNAS President Nagl, retired Army officer and author of Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam. "Command Post will work to inform the American people about principled, pragmatic defense and security policies that will keep the country strong and safe."

Command Post is produced by Craig Duff, director of multimedia for TIME.com. In addition to the war in Afghanistan, future topics for discussion are slated to include a variety of global hotspots and major pending weapons-system choices, as well as issues such as cyber warfare, soldier and veteran care, military personnel policies and missile defense.

For more on Command Post, visit www.cnas.org.

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