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Video from several events at the 2014 Aspen Security Forum will be broadcast live online.  All times appearing in the schedule below are Mountain Time.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

6:00 – 7:00 PM MDT
“This We’ll Defend” The Army’s Role in Defending the Nation Against Today’s Security and Fiscal Challenges
The Chief of Staff surveys the foreboding global scene and explains how the Army can rise to meet the threats facing us, despite fewer troops and less money.
Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
MODERATOR: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Thursday, July 24, 2014

9:00 – 10:00 AM MDT
U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy and its Implications for Emerging National Security Threats
This session will explore the range of tools the United States, working alone and with our international partners, can use to respond to security threats around the globe, and the pluses and minuses associated with them.
John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice
Michael Vickers, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense
Juan Zarate, Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism; Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Senior National Security Analyst, CBS News
MODERATOR: Brian Ross, Chief Investigative Correspondent, ABC News

10:00 – 11:00 AM MDT
TSA: Toward a Risk-Based Approach to Aviation Security
This session will examine threats to the aviation sector and how TSA is responding to these threats with a risk-based approach, as opposed to the post-9/11 “one size fits all” assumption that each traveler is as likely as the next to be a terrorist.
John Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
MODERATOR: Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM MDT
Rethinking the U.S. National Security Apparatus
This session will discuss whether the United States government is properly structured, financed, and staffed to meet the security threats of today.
Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Former Director, National Security Agency; Principal, The Chertoff Group
Mike Leiter, Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center; Head of Global Government and Commercial Cyber Operations, Palantir; National Security Analyst, NBC News
John McLaughlin, Former Acting and Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Adm. Eric Olson (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
MODERATOR: Eric Schmitt, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

12:45 – 1:45 PM MDT
Assessing the Department of Homeland Security
Are we safer today than we were when DHS was created more than a decade ago? What progress has it made? What more must it do to secure the homeland?
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
MODERATOR: Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR

1:45 – 2:45 PM MDT
Striking the Right Balance between Security and Liberty
We are still in the post-9/11 era, but we are also in the post-Edward Snowden era. Citizens’ expectation that the government will protect them from security threats is unchanged, but they are much less willing now than they were in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks to grant the government virtual carte blanche to do what it thinks is necessary to respond to these threats. What is the “right” balance between security and liberty?
Raj De, General Counsel, National Security Agency
Robert Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
John Rizzo, Former Deputy & Acting General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
MODERATOR: Greg Miller, National Security Correspondent, The Washington Post

3:00 – 4:00 PM MDT
The Future of Warfare
Our still formidable nuclear arsenal and our supremacy in conventional armaments are of limited use in a world now dominated by the asymmetric tactics of terrorists and cyber-warriors. What are the new weapons—and new conceptions of warfare—that can help America maintain its strategic and tactical edge?
Dawn Meyerriecks, Deputy Director, Directorate of Science and Technology, Central Intelligence Agency
Steve Chan, Director, Network Science Research Center, IBM
Lynn Dugle, President, Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services; Vice President, Raytheon Company
MODERATOR: Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One

5:30 – 6:30 PM MDT
Bringing into Balance the Military Instrument of Power
The President famously said at this summer’s West Point commencement that “U.S. military action cannot be the only or even primary component of our leadership in every instance. Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.” With a war-weary public and a declining military budget, but no end of security threats from one end of the globe to the other, what should be the military’s role in countering these threats?
Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense
MODERATOR: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, “60 Minutes,” CBS News

Friday, July 25, 2014

9:00 – 10:00 AM MDT
Intergovernmental Cooperation in Counterterrorism
This session will explore the respective roles of key actors at various levels of government and in the private sector in counterterrorism and how cooperation among them can be improved.
Matt Olsen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Robert Mueller, Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Ralph Boelter, Vice President, Corporate Security, Target; Former Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
MODERATOR: Mike Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News

10:15 – 11:15 AM MDT
From Terrorism to Cold War-like Conventional Military Adventurism—Is Europe Up to the Test?
It was not that long ago that NATO was a solution in search of a problem, an alliance in need of an enemy to defend against. With Putin’s apparent determination to reclaim at least some parts of the Soviet empire, NATO’s raison d’etre has never seemed clearer. Moreover, the post-9/11 threat of terrorism remains; if anything, it appears to be intensifying. Does Europe have the means and the will to respond to these threats?
Gilles De Kerchove, EU Counterterrorism Coordinator
Amb. Douglas Lute, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO
Amb. Sir Peter Westmacott, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the U.S.
MODERATOR: Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent, CNN

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
Afghanistan & Pakistan: Lessons and Prospects
The long war in Afghanistan is ending, and, with his presidency, so is our strained relationship with Hamid Karzai. New leadership in Kabul notwithstanding, given our withdrawal and continued instability in neighboring Pakistan, is the return of the Taliban and Al Qaeda inevitable?
Gen. John Allen (Ret.), Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense on Middle East
Security; Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S.
Forces Afghanistan
Jeffrey Eggers, Special Assistant and Senior Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, National Security Council
Amb. Eklil Hakimi, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S.
Amb. Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S.
MODERATOR: Kimberly Dozier, Contributing Writer, The Daily Beast

1:30 – 2:30 PM MDT
“National” Security and “Homeland” Security
Four key former high-level government officials give their similar and differing perspectives on the various threats facing the United States, here at home and across the globe.
David Heyman, Former Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security
John Negroponte, Former Director of National Intelligence; Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates
Frances Townsend, Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Executive Vice President, Worldwide Government Legal and Business Affairs, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
Juan Zarate, Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism; Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Senior National Security Analyst, CBS News
MODERATOR: Michael Crowley, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, TIME

2:45 – 3:45 PM MDT
WMD: The Nightmare Scenario
One of the few things all of Washington agrees on is that the number one security threat is the threat of a weapon of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists. Key leaders in countering this threat give us their respective insights
Dr. Huban Gowadia, Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security
Laura Holgate, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction, National Security Council
Andrew Weber, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, Department of Defense
Michael Fey, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and General Manager of Corporate Products, Intel Security
MODERATOR: Yochi Dreazen, Managing Editor, Foreign Policy

4:00 – 5:00 PM MDT
“Pivoting” to Asia
This session will explore the geopolitical rise of China, the threat it poses to its neighbors in the region, and the implications for American security.
Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
Amb. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S.
Amb. Christopher Hill, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
MODERATOR: Josh Rogin, Senior Correspondent, The Daily Beast

5:15 – 6:15 PM MDT
Challenges Facing the U.S. Navy
It seems as though everyone today, from the President on down, is opposed to the large-scale deployment of American troops to the world’s various trouble spots. At a time of increasing global threats, this aversion to land war puts a premium on other services, particularly the U.S. Navy. The Navy’s top commander gives us his take on the threats and what the Navy is doing to counter them.
Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
MODERATOR: David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, The Washington Post

Saturday, July 26, 2014

9:00 – 10:00 AM MDT
Does Politics Still Stop at the Water’s Edge?
The post-World War II bipartisan foreign policy consensus is a thing of the past. Our political parties are divided today even on national security issues, perhaps, even, especially national security issues. With such a menacing global threat picture, can America afford to speak with two voices? If not, what can be done to find core common ground?
Congressman Michael T. McCaul, Chairman, House Committee on Homeland Security
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
MODERATOR: Josh Gerstein, Senior White House Reporter, POLITICO

10:15 – 11:15 PM MDT
Reflecting on the 9/11 Commission: Are We Safer Today?
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Commission. How much safer are we, and how much safer do we need to be?
Charles Allen, Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis; Principal, The Chertoff Group
Jeremy Bash, Former Chief of Staff, Department of Defense; Former Chief of Staff, Central Intelligence Agency; Managing Director, Beacon Global Strategies
Richard Ben-Veniste, Former Commissioner, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group
MODERATOR: Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
Security Challenges in an Ever-Evolving Cyber Realm
If the good news is that cyber-threats are now on everybody’s radar screen, the bad news is that we seem no closer to getting a handle on how to counter them. What can we do to counter this ever evolving threat?
Richard Ledgett, Deputy Director, National Security Agency
MODERATOR: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

1:30 – 2:30 PM MDT
The View from the West Wing
The President’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser gives us a peek into how the Oval Office sees the global threat picture and the Administration’s strategy for addressing it.
Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
MODERATOR: Margaret Warner, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

2:45 – 4:00 PM MDT
The Mideast in Crisis, Again
The promise of the Arab Spring has given way to despair as the region reverts to autocracy. The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have collapsed. Syria is in turmoil and fast becoming the next Ground Zero for attacks on the U.S. homeland. Our long investment of blood and treasure in Iraq seems for naught, as the nation erupts in flames. The prospect of a diplomatic solution to the nuclear crisis with Iran now seems remote. Various experts weigh in with their views as to what, if anything, can be done to resolve the many conflicts roiling the region.
Amb. Mohamed Tawfik, Ambassador of Egypt to the U.S.
Amb. Robert Ford, Former Ambassador of the U.S. to Syria; Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute
Gen. James Mattis (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Central Command; Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Amb. Dennis Ross, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Central Region, National Security Council; William Davidson Distinguished Fellow and Counselor, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
MODERATOR: Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent, CNN

4:00 – 5:00 PM MDT
Defense Support of Civil Authorities—The Role of DOD in Homeland Security
This session will explore the Department of Defense’s civil authorities and domestic responsibilities, as well as NORAD’s role in protecting and defending the continental United States.
Gen. Charles Jacoby, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command
MODERATOR: Ken Dilanian, Intelligence Writer, Associated Press

5:15 – 6:15 PM MDT
The Global Threat Picture as the Defense Intelligence Agency Sees It
The Director of the Pentagon’s intelligence agency gives us his take on the security challenges of the day and a preview of those to come.
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
MODERATOR: Evan Perez, Justice and National Security Reporter, CNN