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Nov 14

The Obama Doctrine: How Indecision and Inconsistency Threaten our National Security

Join us as Representative McCaul discusses the Administration’s inconsistent approach to foreign policy and terrorism challenges. The Chairman will explain his view of how mixed signals, inconsistent engagement and last-ditch efforts have damaged the international reputation of the United States, jeopardized key American security interests, and provided an insufficient response to new terrorism threats. He will also provide his ideas on how the United States can rebuild and reestablish its credibility among nations.

Following Representative McCaul’s remarks, a panel of experts will further discuss the evolving nature of the global terrorist threat. Panelists will not only examine the Administration’s approach to terrorism, but also how it should deal with new circumstances in which al-Qaeda is spreading its tentacles to different parts of the world through affiliates that adhere to an international jihadist ideology and are adept at exploiting vulnerabilities in the local environments in which they operate.

More About the Speakers

Keynote Remarks by
The Honorable Michael McCaul (R-TX)
Chairman, House Committee on Homeland Security 

Followed by a Discussion with
Frank J. Cilluffo
Associate Vice President and Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute 

Katherine Zimmerman
Senior Analyst, Critical Threats Project, American Enterprise Institute 

Lisa Curtis
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation 

Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies (Moderator)

Hosted By

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. 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 Read More