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ADVISORY: President Obama and a 21st Century Military
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: President Obama and a 21st Century Military

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, January 25, the Center for American Progress and the Truman National Security Project will lead a discussion on the merits and risks of the U.S. military strategy shift recently announced by the Obama administration, to be oriented toward a more agile and sustainable military posture for the 21st century. This shift, coming after a costly decade of war and nation building, will be marked by an increased reliance on naval and air superiority to project power around the globe, and a reduction in the size of the ground forces back to pre-9/11 levels.

The Pentagon will focus on countering 21st century threats—terrorist groups and subnational actors, nuclear proliferation, anti-access technology, and cyber threats—while focusing attention on U.S. interests in two key regions: the Middle East and the Pacific.

Please join the Center for American Progress and the Truman National Security Project for this event, which will analyze the extent to which President Obama’s new strategy addresses the strategic and fiscal realities facing the Pentagon while setting up the U.S. military to maintain its superiority in the 21st century.


Featured panelists:

Michael Breen, Vice President, Truman National Security Project
Jim Arkedis, Director, National Security Project, Progressive Policy Institute
Dr. Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President of National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


January 25, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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For more information, call 202.682.1611.

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