In the coming weeks, the Senate will consider several important changes to President Obama's Administration: Senator John Kerry has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of State, former Senator Chuck Hagel has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of Defense, and John Brennan has been nominated to serve as the Director of the CIA. Given the importance of these positions to U.S. foreign policy and national security, the Senate should be prepared to ask these nominees difficult questions regarding their stances on important issues such as sequestration, policy toward Iran, and other strategic issues.
Join us as our panelists discuss the role of these important leadership positions, key policy choices that must be made, and the policy direction taken by the Obama Administration thus far.
More About the Speakers
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
President, Intelligence Enterprises LLC
Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy, The Heritage Foundation
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, E. W. Richardson Fellow, and Director