Military Power & Diplomacy

December 21, 2006 | 12:00 AM
House Capitol, Room HC 5

Two retired Unified Combatant Commanders discuss the role of the US military as a strategic element of national power and international diplomacy. General (ret.) Anthony Zinni, former Commander of the US Central Command, and Admiral (ret.) Dennis Blair, former Commander of the US Pacific Command, reflect upon their experiences and discuss policy options that will address the increasingly complex national security challenges that the United States faces today. What options remain for the US in addressing the situation in Iraq and other Middle East crises? What is America's best strategy for addressing the rise of China and ensuring regional security in Asia? How can we reshape the US national security apparatus to meet the threats and challenges of the 21st century? Together, they will address these questions in a comprehensive discussion that promises to be educational and thought-provoking.