~ The Annual Colonel James D. McGinley Lecture ~
With a growing threat of Islamist terrorists, continued unrest in the Middle East, an increasingly assertive North Korea, and challenging relations in the Asia-Pacific, General Mattis will examine the current state of the world, how it has come to be, where it is going, and what role the U.S. has to play. General Mattis served as the 11th Commander of the United States Central Command, having previously served as Commander of the U.S. Joint Forces Command as well as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. The Heritage Foundation is honored that General Mattis will deliver the annual Colonel James D. McGinley Lecture as part of Heritage’s 2015 Protect America Month programming.
The Heritage Foundation’s annual Protect America Month features speeches by national leaders,
special publications as well as other events addressing the vital issue of protecting America
in an increasingly challenging world.
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More About the Speakers
General James N. Mattis, USMC (ret.)
11th Commander of the Unites States Central Command
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