Intelligence Support to the Military
Jane Harman and John McLaughlin will discuss the role of intelligence in supporting the U.S. military in peacetime and wartime. As ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, each offers a unique perspective into the challenges faced by the intelligence community in providing accurate and timely intelligence to American defense policy makers, military commanders, and the U.S. armed forces.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Reception
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Meeting
Two years after the UN-brokered cease-fire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah gunmen in southern Lebanon, lasting peace remains elusive.
Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson argue that demilitarizing Hezbollah is crucial to rolling back Iranian influence in the Middle East and shaping an environment more conducive to Arab-Israeli accomodation.
Ed Husain hosts author Matt Levitt in a discussion of Hezbollah's terrorist activities, focusing on the group's presence internationally and including not only attempted and successful attacks, but also the group's illegal financial activities.