Speaker: Frederick Barton, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Claudia Rosett, Foreign Affairs Columnist, Forbes.com; Journalist in Residence, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
February 20, 2013
Ambassador Fredrick Barton assesses challenges facing his bureau stemming from conflicts around the world.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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