Global Security Forum 2010

May 13, 2010 • 11:30 am – 6:00 pm EDT

A Review of the Top Security Issues on our Horizon

Global Security Forum: A review of the top security issues on our horizon

This forum is made possible with support from Finmeccanica


Opening Address 8:00-8:45:

Adapting to Tomorrow’s Strategic Challenges

General James E. Cartwright, USMC
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Early Session 9:10-10:35:

I. How Will the United States Engage in the Middle East after Iraq and Afghanistan?

General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (ret.)
Mr. David Ignatius

Moderated by
Dr. Jon Alterman

II. How to Stigmatize the Use of Cyber- and Anti-Satellite Attack?

Lieutenant General Mike Hamel, USAF (ret.)
Mr. Jeffrey K. Harris
General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF (ret.)

Moderated by
Dr. John Hamre

III. Should the United States Continue to Reduce the Role of Nuclear Weapons in its National Security Strategy?

General Larry D. Welch, USAF (ret.)
Mr. Hans Kristensen
Dr. Morton H. Halperin

Moderated by
Dr. Clark Murdockk

Middle Session 10:50-12:15:

I. What Will Be the Impact on U.S. Power Projection with the Loss of Overseas Bases?

General Peter Pace, USMC (ret.)
Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering
Mr. Raymond F. DuBois

Moderated by
Dr. Maren Leed

II. Is Now the Time for a Domestic Intelligence Agency?

Ambassador John Negroponte
Ms. Suzanne E. Spaulding
Mr. Kevin Brock
Mr. Phil Mudd

Moderated by
Mr. Rick "Ozzie" Nelson

III. Is America Ready for Robots on the Battlefield?

Rear Admiral Jay Cohen, USN (ret.)
Dr. Anthony Tether
Mr. J.D. Crouch II

Moderated by
Mr. Kim Wincup

Afternoon Session 12:30-1:55:

I. Are We Headed Toward a Smaller Defense Industrial Base?

Mr. Pierre Chao
Mr. Denis A. Bovin
Mr. Mark Newman

Moderated by
Dr. John Hamre

II. How Should We Address the Perception of Waning U.S. Power in Asia?

The Honorable Richard L. Armitage

Co-moderated by
Dr. Michael J. Green and
Mr. Ernest Bower

III. How to Stop a Fragmented Al-Qaeda?

Mr. Arnaud de Borchgrave
Dr. Walid Phares
Mr. Robert Grenier

Moderated by
Mr. Juan Zarate

Jon Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program
Clark A. Murdock

Clark A. Murdock

Former Senior Adviser (Non-resident), International Security Program
Juan C. Zarate
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Transnational Threats Project and Human Rights Initiative
G. Kim Wincup
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), International Security Program