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May 01

100 Years Later: Lessons from World War I

A centennial from the beginning of World War I is a grim reminder of just how important U.S. leadership in the world is. The U.S. needs military capabilities to exercise this leadership and to fulfill the federal government’s obligation to “provide for the common defense.” 

Dr. Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of the New York Times bestseller, The World America Made, will open our 2014 Protect America Month lecture series with a public address on the prevailing defense issues that are of the greatest concern to the United States, the lessons learned from World War I, and the dangers of isolationism to U.S. interests and security. 

The nation must recommit to living the principles that made us safe, free, and prosperous. A complacent America, either at home or abroad, is the greatest threat to a peaceful and productive future for the United States, its friends, and allies. 

Join us as we focus on these important issues and discuss how the preservation of peace and liberty requires a sustained and vigorous U.S. national foreign policy.

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Robert Kagan, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

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Dakota Wood Dakota Wood

Senior Research Fellow, Defense Programs Read More