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National Stategies and Capabilities
for a Changing World

November 15-16, 2000
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, VA

Conference Speakers

A variety of prominent speakers addressed these issues in a setting intended to promote a frank exchange of views. We welcomed more than 400 participants from the present and incoming new administration, Congress, the military services, the broader academic policy community, industry, and the media.

Lieutenant General Edward G. Anderson III, USA, Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Space Command

Ambassador Richard L. Armitage, President, Armitage Associates L. C.

Admiral Vernon E. Clark, USN, Chief of Naval Operations

General Wesley K. Clark, USA (Ret.), former SACEUR, currently Consultant, Stephens Group

Lt. General Peter Cosgrove, AC MC, Chief of Army, Australia; Commander, International Force East Timor (INTERFET)

Rudy de Leon, Deputy Secretary of Defense

Ms. Michele A. Flournoy, Distinguished Research Professor, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University

General Tommy R. Franks, USA, Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command

Mr. Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times

Admiral Harold W. Gehman, Jr., USN (Ret.) Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Joint Forces Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic

Representative Porter J. Goss (R-FL), Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

General James L. Jones, USMC, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Ranking Minority Member, Senate Armed Services Committee

General Klaus Naumann, (Ret.), former Chairman, Military Committee, NATO

Dr. Michael E. O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution

Admiral William A. Owens, USN (Ret.), former Vice Chairman, JCS

General Peter Pace, USMC, Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

General Charles T. Robertson, USAF, Commander in Chief, U.S. Transportation Command

General Michael E. Ryan, USAF, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

General Thomas A. Schwartz, USA, Commander in Chief, UN Command and Combined Forces Command; Commanding General, U.S. Forces Korea

Lt. General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs to Presidents Ford and Bush; currently Chairman, Defense Policy Board; President, The Scowcroft Group; and Founder and President, The Forum for International Policy

General Henry H. Shelton, USA, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Senior Advisor, Stanford-Harvard Preventive Defense Project; and Visiting Scholar, Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University

General Eric K. Shinseki, USA, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

Representative Ike Skelton (D-MO), Ranking Minority Member, House Armed Services Committee; Subcommittee on Military Procurement

Walter B. Slocombe, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Representative Ellen O. Tauscher (D-CA), House Armed Services Committee

Terry D. Turchie, Deputy Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Honorable John P. White, former Deputy Secretary of Defense; currently Lecturer in Public Policy, The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University