Audio: The Federated Defense Project Launch

  • Dec 16, 2013
    Duration: 01:35:40

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    Featuring a discussion with

    The Honorable Richard L. Armitage
    President, Armitage International and
    former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

    Sir Peter John Westmacott
    British Ambassador to the United States
    Moderated by

    Dr. John J. Hamre
    President and CEO, and The Pritzker Chair, CSIS

    Followed by a panel discussion with

    Dr. Jon B. Alterman
    Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy and
    Director, Middle East Program, CSIS

    Mr. David J. Berteau
    Senior Vice President and Director, National Security
    Program on Industry and Resources, CSIS

    Dr. Michael J. Green

    Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS and
    Associate Professor, Georgetown University

    Mr. Scott Miller
    Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

    Moderated by

    Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks
    Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and
    Director, International Security Program, CSIS

    Drawdowns in defense spending by the United States and many of its security partners have increased the urgency of leveraging and synthesizing national defense capabilities in support of shared interests. Please join us for a discussion on how the United States can build federated defense and security architectures with key allies and partners across the globe. A federated approach to security architectures can knit together a community that understands each other and works more closely and professionally every day. It is distinct from an integrated approach in that it respects the legitimate sensibilities of the United States and its partners regarding their sovereignty. This is a strategy that leans forward in a cost-effective way, building on the natural interest of allies and partners to have closer working ties with the United States while managing the various challenges that the economic and geostrategic environment present.

    The event will kick off the Federated Defense Project, a multi-year effort that will draw on CSIS's broad range of expertise in U.S. and regional defense concepts, capabilities, posture, and relationships; regional security dynamics; U.S. and global trade and economic policy; and the global defense industry.