As the COVID-19 pandemic continues – albeit with hope on the horizon as vaccines rollout globally – we refocus our attention on concurrent national security challenges in 2021. Global terrorism tops our list for 2021 national security issues. To lead us through an overview of the leading global terrorism issues for 2021 is Dr. Erin Miller, Program Director for the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at START.
After an intriguing and thought-provoking NSF event on 19 November with Dr. Andrew Bacevich, we will be diving into more details on the path forward and next chapter for the US in Afghanistan. Recent headlines and news stories have not made it easy to figure out what happens next for our troops, our allies, and our security.
As we refocus our attention on critical foreign policy decision-making, NSF is honored to have an esteemed expert, historian, and writer join us to reflect on the past few years and challenge us to think and rethink the role of American power and military engagement in shaping our foreign policy. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Bacevich and our own Dr. Ty Cobb share an academic past having served together as faculty at West Point.
Follow-on panel discussion to September’s talk led by Al Reshaw, retired police chief and Naval intelligence officer. Joining Al will be Dr. Charles Russo, retired USIC Intelligence Analyst and veteran of the FBI Laboratory Division, Kevin Schaller, NSF Board member and Douglas County Deputy Sheriff, William Braniff and Mike Jensen from START…
“Remember kids, you can hack your way into a cyberwar, but you’ll have to shoot your way out.” (Cybersecurity and international security expert Matt Devost)