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Rex Brynen
11-26-2008, 04:57 PM
Ensuring Security in an Unpredictable World: The Urgent Need for National Security (http://www.usip.org/events/2008/1212_national_security.html)

Friday, December 12, 2008
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

U.S. Institute of Peace
2nd Floor Conference Room
1200 17th St, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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The national security system of the United States was created in 1947 during the administration of President Harry Truman. That world no longer exists. Today the nation is confronted with a globalized, more unpredictable world with multidimensional threats. It is a system in need of massive restructuring according to The Project on National Security Reform, a two-year undertaking of some 300 scholars and national security experts under the leadership of James Locher. PNSR is about to release its recommendations to Congress and the next president for resolving the current national security system problems.

James R. Locher III, Executive Director of PNSR, will discuss the project’s recommendations for a comprehensive redesign of the system including draft presidential directives and a new National Security Act to replace many of the provisions of the 1947 legislation.

Ambassador James F. Dobbins, bringing over three decades of experience in European and global affairs, will offer his comments on the National Security Reform Project and the transformation of the national security system.