April 19, 2007
Co-Directors Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry hosted the latest in a series of WMD-related workshops, entitled "The Day After: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast in a U.S. City." The off-the-record workshop, held at the Mayflower Hotel, focused on identifying and defining a critical set of actions to be taken now (or prepared now for action on the Day After) to help the U.S. and the international community at-large respond to, and recover from, a nuclear attack on a U.S. city.
PDP Co-sponsors Forum Event at Kennedy School featuring Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry: "Afghanistan: A Campaign Assessment"
Dr. Ashton B. Carter, Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project, moderated a discussion with Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry in March titled "Afghanistan: A Campaign Assessment". Lieutenant General Eikenberry previously served as the Commanding General of Joint Forces Command – Afghanistan and assumes a new role as Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Commission on April 1, 2007.
February 18, 2007
PDP Co-Directors Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry led a U.S. delegation to the Republic of Korea to meet with prominent South Korean politicians, experts, potential South Korean Presidential candidates, and the U.S. ambassador and U.S. Forces commander.
PDP Co-Director Ashton B. Carter travels to Munich, Germany to participate in the Munich Conference on Security Policy
On February 9-11, 2007, PDP Co-Director Ashton B. Carter traveled to Munich, Germany as a delegate to the 43rd annual Munich Conference on Security Policy, formerly known as “Wehrkunde” and now frequently referred to as the “Security Davos”. Dr. Carter was a member of the U.S. Congressional delegation led by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT). The theme of this year’s conference was “Global Crises – Global Responsibilities” and the topics addressed ranged from “Peace in the Greater Middle East” to “NATO in the Age of Global Challenges” to “Russia’s Role in World Politics”.
PDP Co-Director William J. Perry testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the current situation in Iraq and the Bush administration’s recently announced strategy for an increased U.S. military presence in Iraq.
January 17, 2007
PDP Co-Director William J. Perry testifies before House Armed Services Committee on alternative perspectives to President Bush’s new strategy for Iraq
PDP Co-Director William J. Perry testified before the House Armed Services Committee at a hearing focusing on alternative perspectives to President Bush’s new strategy for Iraq.
December 6, 2006
Iraq Study Group releases report on forward-looking strategy in Iraq, with PDP Co-Director Wiliam J. Perry as co-author
The Iraq Study Group, of which PDP Co-Director William J. Perry served as a member and co-author, released its final report and recommendations for the future of U.S. policy in Iraq.
November 6, 2006
Ashton Carter appointed to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s International Security Advisory Board
At a November 6, 2006 swearing-in at the State Department, Preventive Defense Project Co-Director and Kennedy School of Government professor Ashton B. Carter became a member of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) which is charged with providing advice on a wide range of issues affecting national security.
Dr. Ashton B. Carter, Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project, moderated an expert panel titled "Can North Korea’s nuclear outbreak be stopped?"
PDP Hosts 8th Track II Strategic Security Dialogue between U.S. and Chinese defense, diplomatic, military, and academic leaders in Honolulu
PDP Co-Directors Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry led a U.S. delegation to Honolulu in collaboration with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR) and the China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies (CFISS).