Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Turmoil in Pakistan – Implications for U.S. Security
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Turmoil in Pakistan – Implications for U.S. Security

Featured Panelists:
Senator Tom Daschle, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Robert Grenier, Managing Director, Kroll Inc. and former CIA Chief of Station, Islamabad
Robert Hathaway, Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Moderated by:
Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

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WASHINGTON, DC – Recent developments in Pakistan are deeply troubling to U.S. interests in the country and the region. In declaring emergency rule on November 3, President General Pervez Musharraf suspended the constitution, detained many leading opposition politicians, and jailed thousands of protesting lawyers and human rights workers. While he has announced that elections will occur on January 8, he has given no clear indication as to when the security crackdown will end.

The Center for American Progress will convene a panel to explore the situation in Pakistan and the prospects for civilian, democratic rule. The panelists will offer their valuable insights on the multiple challenges facing U.S. national security, including the growing terrorist threat, the international mission in Afghanistan, and the security of Pakistan‘s nuclear weapons program.

Friday, November 30, 2007
Program: 9:00am to 10:30am
Admission is free.

A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.

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Senator Tom Daschle is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He recently led a pre-election assessment in Pakistan for the National Democratic Institute prior to the declaration of emergency rule. Senator Daschle’s work for the Center focuses on health care policy and global economic, security and health issues. Senator Daschle is also a member of the Global Alliance’s steering committee, an international coalition of progressive leaders dedicated to the development and exchange of progressive policy ideas.

In addition to his work at the Center, Senator Daschle is also a visiting professor at Georgetown University‘s Public Policy Institute, conducting student seminars, guest lectures in classrooms, and holding public discussions related to politics and policymaking.

Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978, Tom Daschle served there until 1986 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from South Dakota. He became Minority Leader of the Senate in 1994 and Majority Leader in 2001. He was the second longest serving Democratic leader in history. Daschle now serves as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Washington office of the law firm Alston & Bird.

Senator Daschle attended South Dakota State University and graduated in 1969. He served for three years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Command.

Robert Grenier joined Kroll Inc. as a Managing Director in July 2006, after retiring from a 27-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency. While an operations officer in CIA’s Clandestine Service, Mr. Grenier served some 14 years in foreign assignments, several as Chief of Station or Chief of Base.

In his most recent CIA assignments, Mr. Grenier was Director of the CIA Counter Terrorism Center (CTC) from 2004 to 2006, CIA Iraq Mission Manager from 2002 to 2004, and CIA Chief of Station in Islamabad, Pakistan from 1999 to 2002.

Earlier, when not serving in foreign assignments, Mr. Grenier served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asia, and later as Special Assistant for the Near East and South Asia to the Undersecretary of State. He originally conceived and organized CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, serving as its first Chief of Operations. He was also Chief of CIA’s basic espionage and paramilitary training facility at “the Farm.”

Mr. Grenier received an AB with Distinction in Philosophy from Dartmouth College and later did graduate studies at the University of Virginia. He was married in 1977 to the former Paula M. Reid. They have one son.

Robert M. Hathaway is director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Prior to joining the Wilson Center in 1999, he served for twelve years on the professional staff of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he specialized in American foreign policy toward Asia. Dr. Hathaway has also been a member of the History Staff of the Central Intelligence Agency and has taught at George Washington University and at Barnard, Middlebury, and Wilson Colleges. He holds a Ph.D. in American Diplomatic History from the University of North Carolina. He has authored three books and numerous articles on U.S. foreign policy since 1933. Recent co-edited reports include Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan’s Energy Needs in the 21st Century (Wilson Center, 2007), George W. Bush and East Asia: A First Term Assessment (Wilson Center, 2005), and Education Reform in Pakistan (Wilson Center, 2005).

Lawrence J. Korb is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Advisor to the Center for Defense Information. Prior to joining the Center, he was a Senior Fellow and Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From July 1998 to October 2002, he was Council Vice President, Director of Studies, and holder of the Maurice Greenberg Chair. Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Korb served as Director of the Center for Public Policy Education and Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and Vice President of Corporate Operations at the Raytheon Company. Mr. Korb Served as Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Logistics) from 1981 through 1985. In that position, he administered about 70 percent of the Defense budget. For his service in that position, he was awarded the Department of Defense’s medal for Distinguished Public Service. Dr. Korb served on active duty for four years as a Naval Flight Officer, and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain.