The President’s Counterterrorism Speech: What’s Next?

President Obama recently delivered a major counterterrorism speech at the National Defense University in which he pledged to renew efforts to close Guantanamo, increase oversight and transparency of the U.S. targeted killing program, and bring an end to over a decade of war. Join Human Rights First for a discussion with leading national security experts who stood with President Obama in the Oval Office when he first took action to realign American national security policy with our nation’s laws and values. What’s next for the nation’s counterterrorism policies? How can the administration follow through on the commitment to greater transparency? What can we expect from Congress as it starts to debate national security policy in the annual defense bill?

Wednesday, June 5

10:00am – 11:00am


Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret.), Senior Advisor to the National Security Network
Rear Admiral John Hutson, USN (Ret.)
Elisa Massimino, President & CEO, Human Rights First

Moderated by
Steve Clemons, New America Foundation
and Washington editor-at-large, The Atlantic


Published on June 4, 2013


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