Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Five years ago, the nation began a new and unexpected chapter of
its history. After the attacks on our homeland on September 11,
2001, The Heritage Foundation, like most Americans and the U.S.
Government, turned its focus on how the nation could quickly
improve homeland security and national defense. After close to five
years of significant action, we believe it is time to measure our
progress and assess how far the nation has come. The Honorable
James M. Inhofe, Senior U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, will introduce
our National Security Report Card with his input on how far the
nation has come - and how much farther we have to go - to secure
America. Elected to the Senate in 1994, Senator Inhofe now resides
as the second ranking member of the Senate Armed Services
Committee, a position that affords him a unique and well-versed
perspective on this topic.
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow