America’s National Security at Risk


a panel discussion with

LAWRENCE KORB, Senior Fellow at the Center For American Progress and Senior Advisor to the Center For Defense Information. Formerly Mr. Korb was Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He served as Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan Administration from 1981-1985. He is the author of twenty books.

ROBERT BOORSTIN, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center For American Progress. Mr. Boorstin spent seven years in the Clinton Administration as the President’s national security speechwriter, as international policy advisor to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, and advisor on the developing world to Secretary of State Warren Christopher. Earlier in his career, he worked as a political consultant and as a reporter for The New York Times.

Moderated by

SHERLE SCHWENNINGER, Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute at the New School University and Director of the Global Economic Policy Program at the New America Foundation

The Bush administration’s national security strategy, with its emphasis on preventive war and American military dominance, has proven counter-productive in dealing with the main threats the United States faces. A recent Center for American Progress report argues for an alternative approach, based on the notion that the United States can best protect the American people and advance its interests by adopting a new national security strategy based on an integrated approach to using American power. By merging the many and varied powers of the United States’ military, economic, political, cultural and diplomatic, the report argues, the country could be in the strongest position to address threats, prevent conflicts, and recapture its moral leadership. The report also argues that the United States must rebuild alliances with nations and lead the effort to modernize international institutions because they increase U.S. power, influence, and credibility.

Monday, November 14, 2005, 6:00-7:30 p. m. Lang Student Center, 2nd floor, 55 West 13th Street. Admission is free.

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