2016 FPI Forum: An Era of Consequences

The Military’s Readiness Crisis
Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) 
Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
Moderator: Senator Jim Talent (AEI)

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Congress, Foreign Policy, and the Trump Administration
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) 
Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Moderator: Ambassador Kristen Silverberg

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Opportunities and Challenges for Defense Innovation
Ben FitzGerald (CNAS)
Rebeccah Heinrichs (Hudson Institute)
Rob Weiss (Lockheed Martin)
Moderator: Dr. Thomas Mahnken (CSBA)

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American Exceptionalism and the Retreat of the West
Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE)
Moderator: Ambassador Eric Edelman (FPI and CSBA)

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Crises and Challenges in the Middle East
General Joseph L. Votel (U.S. Army)
Commander of U.S. Central Command
Moderator: Dr. Michael O’Hanlon (Brookings)

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History and the First Hundred Days
Max Boot (Council on Foreign Relations)
Dr. Mark R. Jacobson (Salve Regina University Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy)
Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, US Army (Ret.) (Ohio State University)
Moderator: Dr. Gary J. Schmitt (AEI)

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Strategy, Policy and History
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (U.S. Army)
Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center
Moderator: Dr. Mark Moyar (FPI)

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Mission Statement

The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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