Audio: Citizen-Soldiers in a Time of Transition: The Future of the U.S. Army National Guard

  • May 29, 2014
    Duration: 01:49:19

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    Keynote Address by:

    Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN)
    Co-Chairman, House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus

    Followed by a panel discussion featuring:

    Dr. Nora Bensahel

    Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Responsible Defense Program,
    Center for a New American Security

    Mackenzie Eaglen
    Resident Fellow, Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies,
    American Enterprise Institute

    Stephanie Sanok Kostro

    Acting Director, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, CSIS

    Panel moderated by:

    Kim Wincup
    Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS

    As major overseas combat operations come to an end and overall defense spending declines, a wide variety of new and evolving challenges are confronting the nation's military. The U.S. Army National Guard in particular faces a unique set of circumstances as part of the Reserve Component and given its role in both domestic and overseas missions.