Special Coverage

2013 Aspen Security Forum
2:26 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Aspen Security Forum - Mission Accomplished?

Mission Accomplished? Has the Intelligence Community Connected All the Dots?

By some estimates, we have spent more than a trillion dollars since 9/11 to improve our ability to collect, synthesize, and analyze the massive amount of intelligence at our fingertips. But, as the Boston marathon bombing illustrates, all these many years later, there are still dots to connect. Two former Directors of National Intelligence, an office created to see to it that the “dots” all across the intelligence community are connected, will discuss its successes to date and the challenges that remain.

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2013 Aspen Security Forum
6:22 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Aspen Security Forum - Doing More with Less

Doing More with Less—Simply an Oxymoron or Also an Imperative: Refashioning Today's Pentagon to Fight the Wars of the Future

The leaders of the Pentagon today cannot afford to be merely expert military strategists and prescient forecasters of future security threats. In this age of austerity, they must also be skilled at stretching every dollar to the maximum to ensure that America remains the preeminent world power. The Department of Defense's “COO” will discuss the challenge of maintaining America's place in an ever more complicated world, while dealing with an unprecedented budget crisis.

Dr. Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense

MODERATOR: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

2013 McCloskey Speaker Series
10:16 am
Thu July 18, 2013

McCloskey Speaker Series - Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder

Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder: The Air Force's Role in Securing the Nation

Featuring US Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. As Chief, Gen. Welsh serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training, and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the General and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council, and to the President.

Moderated by John King, CNN National Correspondent.

In collaboration with the Aspen Security Forum

 

Special Coverage
3:38 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Hurst Lecture Series - Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt is Executive Chairman of Google and author of "The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business (Deckle Edge; 2013)" in conversation with Walter Isaacson, president and CEO, the Aspen Institute.

Special Coverage
11:05 am
Mon July 15, 2013

McCloskey Speaker Series - Decision-making & Leadership: Views from the Statehouse

A conversation featuring Governors John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Jay Nixon of Missouri, Jay Inslee of Washington and Peter Shumlin of Vermont on priorities, issues, and successes. Moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute.

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