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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 Windows Media format, we also have the files available in Quicktime format.

Tuesday, October 28th (Day 1)

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

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

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

Panel 2: Beyond Regime Change: Winning the Peace
  Chair: Richard Holbrooke
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.)


Panel 3: A Critical Challenge: Stopping the Spread of the Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons
  Chair: William J. Perry
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
  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)
  Homeland Security Beyond the Beltway
  Introduction: John Podesta
  Speaker: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
  Introduction: Rodney Slater
  Speaker: Governor Mark Warner (D-VA)

Panel 4: Is America Prepared?: Protecting the Homeland
  Chair: Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA) (subject to congressional schedule)
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

Panel 5: America’s Instruments of Power: An Agenda of Reform
  Chair: Congressman James A. Leach (R-IA) (subject to congressional schedule)
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
Rebuilding our Alliances
Introduction: Togo D. West, Jr
Speaker: Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) (subject to Senate schedule)