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Verbatim: As Heard at the Conference

Video archives of the conference are now available. Browse the Agenda to choose which section of the conference you would like to watch and then choose your connection speed.

The files below are presented in Quicktime format, we also have the files available in Windows Media format.

Note: These video files are very large and may take quite a while to load if you are using a slower internet connection.

Tuesday, October 28th (Day 1)

12:00-1:30
Conference Introduction:
Richard Leone, Robert Kuttner, John Podesta
Introduction: Theodore C. Sorensen
  Speaker: General Wesley K. Clark, USA (Ret.) (via satellite)
Principles of American National Security in the 21st Century
 
1:45-3:00

Panel 1: Is America Safer?: The Bush Doctrine and National Security
 
  Chair: Samuel R. Berger
  Panelists:
 

Issue 1: Dominance, preemption, wars of choice and unilateralism – Ivo H. Daalder
 

Issue 2: The impact of unilateralism on American security – Clyde Prestowitz
 

Issue 3: Recognizing the interests of other nations Susan E. Rice
 

Issue 4: The impact of economic policy on national security – Robert E. Rubin
 
3:15-4:30

Panel 2: Beyond Regime Change: Winning the Peace
 
  Chair: Richard Holbrooke
  Panelists:
 
Issue 1: The lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan – Joseph C. Wilson
 
Issue 2: A strategic framework for winning the peace – Flynt Leverett
 
Issue 3: Attacking the roots of terrorism – Jessica Stern
 
Issue 4: Cooperation and burden sharing with allies and international organizations – Major General William L. Nash, USA (Ret.)

5:00-6:15

Panel 3: A Critical Challenge: Stopping the Spread of the Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons
 
  Chair: William J. Perry
  Panelists:
 
Issue 1: Overhauling counter-proliferation, and the crisis in North Korea – Ashton B. Carter
 
Issue 2: Global non-proliferation tools, and the case of Iran Rose Gottemoeller
 
Issue 3: Proliferation of chemical and biological weapons – Amy Smithson
 
Issue 4: Combating proliferation and the new arms race – Wendy Sherman
 
6:30-7:30
Reception
7:30-9:00
Dinner
  American Security in an Era of Preeminence
  Introduction: David L. Aaron
Speaker: Zbigniew Brzezinski
Introduction: Lawrence Korb
Speaker: Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE)
 
 
Wednesday, October 29th (Day 2)
7:30-9:00
Breakfast
  Homeland Security Beyond the Beltway
  Introduction: John Podesta
  Speaker: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
  Introduction: Rodney Slater
  Speaker: Governor Mark Warner (D-VA)
   
 
9:15-10:30

Panel 4: Is America Prepared?: Protecting the Homeland
 
  Chair: Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA) (subject to congressional schedule)
  Panelists:
 
Issue 1: Homeland security from inside the beltway Randall Larsen
 
Issue 2: Hometown security: Meeting the needs of America’s communities – Mayor Ed Garza (San Antonio)
 
Issue 3: Preparing for the worst: Are we ready for a biological, chemical or nuclear attack? – Margaret A. Hamburg
 
Issue 4: Missing the mark: Targeting the real terrorists – Juliette Kayyem
 
10:35-11:50

Panel 5: America’s Instruments of Power: An Agenda of Reform
 
  Chair: Congressman James A. Leach (R-IA) (subject to congressional schedule)
  Panelists:
 
Issue 1: Looking ahead: Implications for U.S. military force structure, defense spending and reform – Michèle A. Flournoy
 
Issue 2: Deploying the full arsenal: Using America’s military and diplomatic power Lieutenant General Bernard E. Trainor, USMC (Ret.)
 
Issue 3: Maximizing our intelligence capabilities: Credibility, cooperation and organization – James Steinberg
 
Issue 4. A more effective anti-terrorism agenda – Rand Beers
 
12:00
Rebuilding our Alliances
Introduction: Togo D. West, Jr
Speaker: Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) (subject to Senate schedule)