Military Experts discuss National Security

The library will welcome senior military officers from the United States Army War College for a panel discussion on U.S. National Security Challenges for the New Administration on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. This program is hosted in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and offers the community the opportunity to meet with officials from the U.S. Army War College who have first-hand experience with military operations and tactics at home and abroad.

This program is filled. Registration is now closed. 

Each new administration must define its national security strategies in a complex world. During this national security briefing, senior officers representing several branches of the United States military will discuss a variety of national security issues and the role that the military plays in addressing these challenges. Included in this are Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear threats, the possibility of U.S. assistance in Mexican and Central American border patrol, and how to ensure a stable future in conflict zones.

Colonel Edward Kaplan, U.S. Air Force, will introduce each of the panelists. You can read more about them in the U.S. Army War College Panel Members and Faculty Bios.

Topics for this year’s program include:

Diversity in the U.S. Military
Lieutenant Colonel John Dobbin, U.S. Air Force

Border Security: Cooperation with our Southern Neighbors
Commander Jesse Muñoz, U.S. Border Patrol

The Integration of Women into Combat Positions
Lieutenant Colonel Monica Radtke, U.S. Army

Stability and Security in Afghanistan
Colonel Michael Sullivan, U.S. Army

Legal Implications of Autonomous Weapons
Colonel Eric Young, U.S. Army

This program is generously funded by the McMurray Veterans of Foreign Wars POST 764 and is part of the Pennsylvania Library Association PA Forward initiative. Libraries can give citizens of all ages the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives, to contribute effectively in their communities, and to participate in civil discourse.

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