Roundtable Series on National Security Affairs

Director: Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies
July 2007 - Present

This series focuses on issues, primarily military, that affect American national security. The series begins withan early focus on the war on Iraq, and later roundtables examine issues relating to the transformation of the American armed forces to cope with warfare in the information age.

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Meetings

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Land Power and the Air-Sea Battle Concept

Speakers Matthew LopezConcepts Division, Joint Force Development, Joint Staff, Andrew KrepinevichCenter for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Douglas A. OllivantMantid International, LLC, Matthew LopezConcepts Division, Joint Force Development, Joint Staff, Andrew KrepinevichCenter for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Douglas A. OllivantMantid International, LLC
Presiders Max BootJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Max BootJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 15, 2013

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The United States Marine Corps and the Militarization of America: A Conversation with Aaron O'Connell

Speakers Aaron O'ConnellAssistant Professor of History, United States Naval Academy, Aaron O'ConnellAssistant Professor of History, United States Naval Academy
Presiders Max BootJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Max BootJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 30, 2012

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Leadership Lessons from the Ancient Masters

Speakers Barry StraussCornell University, Barry StraussCornell University
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 7, 2012

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The State of the Armed Forces in 2011

Speakers Colonel Willard Buhl, USMCCouncil on Foreign Relations, Captain Melissa Bert, USCGCouncil on Foreign Relations, Captain Bradley S. Russell, USNCouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAFCouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Kathryn Burba, USACouncil on Foreign Relations, Captain Melissa Bert, USCGCouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Willard Buhl, USMCCouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Kathryn Burba, USACouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAFCouncil on Foreign Relations, Captain Bradley S. Russell, USNCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 28, 2011

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A Conversation with H.R. McMaster

Speakers Brig. Gen. H.R. McMasterU.S. Army, Brig. Gen. H.R. McMasterU.S. Army
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 24, 2011

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A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey

Speakers General Martin E. Dempsey, USATraining and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), General Martin E. Dempsey, USATraining and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 18, 2011

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Report from Kabul: The Diplomatic Front

Speakers Staffan de MisturaUN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan, Mark SedwillNATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, Staffan de MisturaUN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan, Mark SedwillNATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 29, 2010

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The State of Armed Forces in 2010: A Conversation with the New Council on Foreign Relations Military Fellows

Speakers Colonel Randy George, USACouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Daniel D. Yoo, USMCCouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Blaine Holt, USAFCouncil on Foreign Relations, Captain Stacy A. Pedrozo, JAGC, USNCouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Randy George, USACouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Blaine Holt, USAFCouncil on Foreign Relations, Captain Stacy A. Pedrozo, JAGC, USNCouncil on Foreign Relations, Colonel Daniel D. Yoo, USMCCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 16, 2010

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Miltary Planning in a Time of Austerity

Speakers James N. MattisU.S. Joint Forces Command, James N. MattisU.S. Joint Forces Command
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 26, 2010

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Afghanistan in 2010: A Situation Report

Speakers Stephen D. BiddleCouncil on Foreign Relations, Stephen D. BiddleCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
January 26, 2010

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Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Future of American Strategy

Speakers Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders Stephen D. BiddleCouncil on Foreign Relations, Stephen D. BiddleCouncil on Foreign Relations
November 4, 2009

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The Status of the U.S. Armed Forces in 2009

Speakers Colonel Bjarne M. Iverson, USAMilitary Fellow, U.S. Army, CFR, Colonel John R. Parker, USMCMiltary Fellow, U.S. Marine Corps, CFR, Captain Eustaquio Castro-Mendoza, USNMilitary Fellow, U.S. Navy, CFR, Colonel Bjarne M. Iverson, USAMilitary Fellow, U.S. Army, CFR, Colonel John R. Parker, USMCMiltary Fellow, U.S. Marine Corps, CFR, Captain Eustaquio Castro-Mendoza, USNMilitary Fellow, U.S. Navy, CFR
Presiders Max BootJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security, CFR, Max BootJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security, CFR
September 16, 2009

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The War in Afghanistan: A Report from the Front Lines

Speakers John AgogliaFormer Director, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, John AgogliaFormer Director, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 1, 2009

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Transition 2008: Tasks at Hand for the Department of Defense

Speakers Eric S. EdelmanU.S. Department of Defense, Eric S. EdelmanU.S. Department of Defense
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 9, 2008

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The History--and Future--of the Iraq War

Speakers Francis "Bing" WestCorrespondent, The Atlantic Monthly, Colonel Peter R. MansoorRaymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History, The Ohio State University, Francis "Bing" WestCorrespondent, The Atlantic Monthly, Colonel Peter R. MansoorRaymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History, The Ohio State University
Presiders Max BootJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Max BootJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 10, 2008 12:15–12:30 p.m. - Reception and Lunch
12:30–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Special Operations Forces and the Future of the War on Terror

Speakers Michael VickersAssistant Secretary for Special Operations, Low-Intensity Conflict, and Interdependent Capabilities, U.S. Department of Defense, Michael VickersAssistant Secretary for Special Operations, Low-Intensity Conflict, and Interdependent Capabilities, U.S. Department of Defense
Presiders Max BootSenior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Max BootSenior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 16, 2008

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The Plight of the Iraqi Translators

Speakers Kirk JohnsonThe List: Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, Owen O. WestU.S. Marine Corps (Reserve), "Alex"Iraqi Interpreter and Adviser, Kirk JohnsonThe List: Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, Owen O. WestU.S. Marine Corps (Reserve), "Alex"Iraqi Interpreter and Adviser
Presiders Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 12, 2008

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How to Reorient the Armed Forces for the 21st Century

Speakers Lt. Col. John NaglU.S. Army, Lt. Col. Paul YinglingU.S. Army, Lt. Col. John NaglU.S. Army, Lt. Col. Paul YinglingU.S. Army
Presiders Stephen D. BiddleSenior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen D. BiddleSenior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
February 8, 2008

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General Petreaus Reports: An Insider's Perspective

Speakers Colonel Peter R. MansoorExecutive Officer to Commanding General, Multinational Force Iraq, U.S. Army, Colonel Peter R. MansoorExecutive Officer to Commanding General, Multinational Force Iraq, U.S. Army
Presiders Max BootSenior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Max BootSenior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 13, 2007

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Iraq: A Front-Line Assessment

Speakers David KilcullenSenior Counterinsurgency Adviser to General David Petraeus, U.S. Department of State, David KilcullenSenior Counterinsurgency Adviser to General David Petraeus, U.S. Department of State
Presiders Max BootSenior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Max BootSenior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
July 9, 2007

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