The National Security Roundtable
cordially invites its MEMBERS to a Cocktail Reception & Panel Discussion with
Lt. General (ret) David A. Deptula, U.S. Air Force
Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance
Colonel (ret) Kerry Kachejian, U.S. Army
Decorated Army veteran; Engineer; Involved in
Colonel (ret) Dr. Steven Bucci, U.S. Army
Former U.S. Army Special Forces Officer;
Former Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense; and
Director, Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation
"America At Risk: Is U.S. Military On Path To Becoming Hollow Force?"
Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York, NY
The U.S. military is the most trained, professional, and powerful fighting force in the world, but signs are it is on the path to becoming a "hollow" force, i.e., a force that lacks sufficient capabilities to field trained and ready forces, conduct current missions, meet security commitments, and prepare for future threats. A military lacking in these things is a military that cannot provide for the common defense.
Our distinguished guest panelists will discuss what a hollow force means for U.S. national security and what, if anything, can be done to prevent it.
"Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended. ... All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level we believe requires action, that option is on the table."
~ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at a news conference in Seoul on Friday with his South Korean counterpart, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (more here).