U.S. Security in the 21st Century
The NCAFP’s series on U.S. Security in the 21st Century was created to deepen public knowledge of the security challenges facing the United States in a post-9/11 world and to discuss innovative solutions to these issues. The series features prominent military and civilian experts who address both the military and intelligence aspects of such challenges as the war on terror, the potential for cyberwar, and the U.S. endeavors in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other topics.
In addition to General David H. Petraeus’s inauguration of the series in early 2010, programs to date have included a breakfast briefing with Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, a panel to discuss strategic and tactical challenges to the intelligence community, anchored by Nathaniel Fick (CEO and founder of the Center for a New American Security) with the Hon. John D. Negroponte as keynote speaker, as well as briefings by General William "Kipp" Ward, Commander of AFRICOM, and Admiral Eric T. Olson, Commander of USSOCOM.