ASPEN, Colo., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, Head of Product Policy and Counterterrorism at Facebook Monika Bickert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Thomas Bossert, Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Brett McGurk, House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), and former CIA Director John Brennan, are among the more than 70 speakers to join the 2017 Aspen Security Forum, which runs from July 19-22. At this pivotal juncture in US and global politics — a new presidential administration, rising terrorism, crumbling order in the Middle East, the rapid rise of cyber threats, and more – the experts and decision-makers at the center of national and international security will engage in candid conversations on the most pressing issues of the day.
NBC News and MSNBC are the media partners of the Aspen Security Forum. Lester Holt, Anchor of "NBC Nightly News," will interview Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats. Pete Williams, Chief Justice Correspondent for NBC News, will interview Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly in the opening session. Ken Dilanian, Intelligence and National Security Reporter for NBC News, will serve as the moderator of the One State/Two State panel. Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News and Host of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," will interview Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford in the closing session.
NBC News and MSNBC will offer coverage of the Forum on all digital platforms. "Andrea Mitchell Reports" will be live in Aspen Wednesday July 19th, Thursday July 20th and Friday July 21st.
Topics to be discussed at the Forum include airstrikes in Syria, the enduring threat posed by ISIS, Russia's global influence, the role of NATO, cybersecurity threats, recent terror attacks across the globe, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and ongoing threats posed by North Korea. A complete agenda is available at http://www.aspensecurityforum.org/agenda.
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