National Security Requires Strong Public and Congressional Interest If Present Dangers Are to Be Handled Responsibly

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Open Source Solutions, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Professor Frederick
 Kagan, co-author of While America Sleeps:  Self-Delusion, Military Weakness,
 and the Threat to Peace Today, " ... military weakness, combined with the
 desire to ignore unpleasant international realities, has led America to
 abandon control of the international scene, shirk its responsibilities, and
 place global stability and its own security in jeopardy."
     Mr. William Kristol, editor and publisher of the influential Washington-
 based political magazine, The Weekly Standard, and contributing editor of
 Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense
 Policy, shares this concern.  He says, "In the face of the moral and strategic
 challenges confronting it, the United States engaged (in the 1990's but
 persisting today) in a gradual but steady moral and strategic disarmament."
     On 10 May 2001, in Washington, D.C., these two scholars and policy
 strategists will provide the concluding reflections for the international
 intelligence conference on threats, strategy, and force structure. This
 advanced international security affairs workshop is open to the public for
 additional registrations.
     Professor Kagan observes, "The message America has sent to the aggressors
 and oppressors of the world has been that their depredations run only a
 limited risk.  The most likely American response will be neglect, at first,
 followed by some attempt at negotiation.  If, at last, driven to action, the
 Americans attack, it will be from the air, employing limited rules of
 engagement, and it will not destroy the aggressor.  Ground forces will almost
 certainly not be used until the aggressor himself invites them in as part of a
 negotiation that gives him most of what he wants."  Mr. Kristol adds, "What is
 needed today is not better management of the status quo, but a fundamental
 change in the way our leaders and the public think about America's role in the
 world."
     Join these two distinguished policy strategists in evaluating the current
 state of U.S. national security, and at the same time meet the leading
 international intelligence professionals focused on global coverage through
 open sources of information.
     Additional information-including speaker biographies and quotations-is
 available at http://www.oss.net/OSS01 , by sending email to oss01@oss.net,
 faxing 703-242-1711, or by calling 703-242-1700.
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Professor Frederick
 Kagan, co-author of While America Sleeps:  Self-Delusion, Military Weakness,
 and the Threat to Peace Today, " ... military weakness, combined with the
 desire to ignore unpleasant international realities, has led America to
 abandon control of the international scene, shirk its responsibilities, and
 place global stability and its own security in jeopardy."
     Mr. William Kristol, editor and publisher of the influential Washington-
 based political magazine, The Weekly Standard, and contributing editor of
 Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense
 Policy, shares this concern.  He says, "In the face of the moral and strategic
 challenges confronting it, the United States engaged (in the 1990's but
 persisting today) in a gradual but steady moral and strategic disarmament."
     On 10 May 2001, in Washington, D.C., these two scholars and policy
 strategists will provide the concluding reflections for the international
 intelligence conference on threats, strategy, and force structure. This
 advanced international security affairs workshop is open to the public for
 additional registrations.
     Professor Kagan observes, "The message America has sent to the aggressors
 and oppressors of the world has been that their depredations run only a
 limited risk.  The most likely American response will be neglect, at first,
 followed by some attempt at negotiation.  If, at last, driven to action, the
 Americans attack, it will be from the air, employing limited rules of
 engagement, and it will not destroy the aggressor.  Ground forces will almost
 certainly not be used until the aggressor himself invites them in as part of a
 negotiation that gives him most of what he wants."  Mr. Kristol adds, "What is
 needed today is not better management of the status quo, but a fundamental
 change in the way our leaders and the public think about America's role in the
 world."
     Join these two distinguished policy strategists in evaluating the current
 state of U.S. national security, and at the same time meet the leading
 international intelligence professionals focused on global coverage through
 open sources of information.
     Additional information-including speaker biographies and quotations-is
 available at http://www.oss.net/OSS01 , by sending email to oss01@oss.net,
 faxing 703-242-1711, or by calling 703-242-1700.
 
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