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The 34th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on
National Security Strategy and Policy:
Security Planning and Military Transformation

December 2-3, 2003
U.S. Chamber of
Commerce Building
Lafayette Square, 1615 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Transcripts and Presentations

Day 1

Conference Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., President, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Security Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Vice Admiral Kevin P. Green, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy & Operations

Session 1: The Changing Context of Security Planning

Mr. Andrew Hoehn, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy

Mr. Robert D. Kaplan, author and correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly

Dr. Paul Bracken, Professor of Management and Political Science,
Yale University

Mr. Mansoor Ijaz, Chairman, Crescent Investment Management

Dr. Hans Binnendijk, Director, the Center of Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University
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Luncheon and Address

Introduction: Dr. Charles M. Perry, Vice President and Director of Studies, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis

Address: The Honorable John Bolton, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Session 2:Dissuading and Deterring 21st Century Threats: Operationalizing the New Strategic Triad

Dr. Stephen M. Younger, Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., USN, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

Dr. J.D. Crouch, Professor, Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Southwest Missouri State University, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy

Dr. William Schneider, Jr., Chairman, Defense Science Board

Dr. Keith B. Payne, President, National Institute for Public Policy, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy

Session 3: Combatant Command Views on Organizing and Implementing National Defense Strategies

General James T. Hill, USA, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
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Vice Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN, Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
Lieutenant General Edward G. Anderson III, USA, Deputy Commander, U.S. Northern Command
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Dinner and Address

Introduction: Dr. Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

Address: Congressman Curt Weldon, Vice Chairman, House Armed Services Committee, and Chairman, Tactical and Land Forces Subcommittee

Day 2

Opening Keynote Address

Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski, USN (Ret.), Director, Office of Force Transformation
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Session 4: Transformation for the New Era: Service Perspectives

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

General Peter J. Schoomaker, USA, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
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General Michael W. Hagee, USMC, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Vice Admiral Thomas J. Barrett, USCG, Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Lt. General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, U.S. Air Force

Lunch Day 2

Introduction: Dr. Jacquelyn K. Davis

General Richard B. Myers, USAF, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Session 5: Coalition Operations and Alliance Transformation

Mr. Nobukatsu Kanehara, Counselor for Political Affairs, Embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C.

Brigadier Mark Kelly, Royal Australian Army, is Director, Combined Planning Group, U.S. Central Command
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Lieutenant General Robert W. Wagner, USA, Deputy Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command
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Mr. Tony Brenton, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Ovidiu Dranga, Deputy Secretary of State for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Defense Policy, Ministry of National Defense, Romania