September 29, 2008, 2:00 - 5:00 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
The Project on National Security Reform
Restructuring the U.S. National Security System: Case Studies
Date: Monday, Sept. 29, 2008
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hudson Institute
1015 15th St., N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, D.C.
The Case Studies Conference Agenda
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2:00 p.m. Richard Weitz, senior fellow and Director, PNSR Case Studies Working Group, welcomed attendees.
Locher, McLaughlin, Van Cleave, and Weitz
2:05 p.m. John McLaughlin, former deputy director of central intelligence and senior fellow at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, discussed PNSR's recently released Preliminary Findings Report. The report concludes the U.S. national security system needs restructuring to better protect the American people from terrorism and other conflicts.
2:20 p.m. James R. Locher III, PNSR executive director, discussed efforts to get PNSR's upcoming recommendations for an improved national security system approved and implemented, and gave an overview of PNSR's case studies.
2:40 p.m. Question & Answer Session with James Locher and John McLaughlin.
3:10 p.m. Michelle Van Cleave, former national counterintelligence executive, presented her case study: "The NCIX and the National Counterintelligence Mission: What Has Worked, What Has Not, and Why." Q&A session followed.
4 p.m. Richard Weitz discussed his case study: "Managing U.S.-China Crises." Q&A session followed.
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PNSR is funded by Congress, foundations and corporations to carry out a comprehensive examination of the U.S. national security system. It will produce a series of recommended reforms for consideration by the next administration. PNSR is located within the Center for the Study of the Presidency, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization and co-sponsor of the Iraq Study Group. For more information, visit www.pnsr.org
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