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Homeland Defense: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Recorded on July 14, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Defending the homeland is one of four core missions of the Department of Defense, according the latest Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). As Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense, Paul McHale is responsible for the supervision of all homeland defense activities of the Department of Defense. From defending America's borders from foreign threats to responding to catastrophic disasters, the Home Front presents a multi-faceted challenge. McHale oversees the policy and management of the National Guard as well as U.S. Northern Command.

Join us as Assistant Secretary McHale lays out his vision and strategy to meet the demands of protecting America in the 21st Century.