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Oct 25

Cuba at the Crossroads: The Threat to U.S. National Security

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Cuba is aggressively spreading anti-Americanism throughout Latin America and is deeply involved in backing and advising the increasingly totalitarian and virulently anti-U.S. regime in Venezuela.  Since Raul Castro assumed the role of acting head of state in 2006, Cuban intelligence services have intensified their targeting of the United States, compromising U.S. military operations.  However, since 9/11, U.S. intelligence agencies have reduced the priority assigned to Cuba.  Yet, intelligence secrets collected on the United States by Cuba have been sold to or bartered with Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and other regimes.  Beijing is busy working to improve Cuban electronic warfare facilities, allowing the Chinese army to monitor American phone conversations and Internet transmissions.  Join us as our special guests assess these and other concerns regarding Cuba's threat to U.S. national security.

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Featuring Keynote Remarks by:
The Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart
U.S. House of Representatives

Followed by a panel discussion with:
Robert Blau
Deputy Director,
Office of Cuban Affairs,
U.S. Department of State

Christopher S. Simmons
Intelligence Officer,
U.S. Army, and
Specialist on U.S. Counter-Intelligence Programs for Cuba

Hosted By

James M. Roberts James M. Roberts

Research Fellow For Economic Freedom and Growth Read More