Speaker: Richard A. Falkenrath, Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Adjunct Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, Council on Foreign Relations; Principal, Chertoff Group, LLC.
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
November 17, 2010
CFR's Richard A. Falkenrath leads a discussion on counterterrorism and the challenges faced at the local level, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series.
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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