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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
NATO's 60th Anniversary Summit on April 3-4 in Strasbourg-Kehl
will take place during President Obama's first European tour as
U.S. President. His agenda will be crowded with high-profile
issues including the war in Afghanistan, NATO-EU relations, NATO
expansion, Third Site missile defense, and the appointment of a new
Secretary General. Afghanistan in particular will test the
transatlantic security alliance, as the spotlight will once again
focus on continental Europe's failure to send large numbers of
combat troops to take part in the NATO-led mission. Join us
as our panelists examine these and other critical transatlantic
Dr. Michael O'Hanlon specializes in U.S. national security
policy including the use of military force and other defense
issues; he is senior author of the Brookings Institution's Iraq
Index. Dr. Kimberly Kagan is a military historian who has
taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Yale University,
Georgetown University, and American University; she is the author
of several books and articles, including The Eye of Command
(University of Michigan Press, 2006). Sally McNamara
concentrates on EU and European issues related to the transatlantic
relationship; she specializes in analyzing NATO's evolving role in
post-Cold War Europe.
More About the Speakers
Michael E. O'Hanlon, Ph.D.
The Brookings Institution
Kimberly Kagan, Ph.D.
Institute for the Study of War
Senior Policy Analyst in European Affairs,
Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom,
The Heritage Foundation
Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.
Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom