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Iran: from the Inside Out – April 22

The International Relations Council (IRC) will host Iran: From the Inside Out on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The IRC will host the presentation online via Zoom 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Central). The timing of this colloquium is intentional – the U.S. is at a critical juncture. The new Biden administration has rare bipartisan support […]

Operation Lam Son 719 topic of next Vietnam Lecture – May 13

The 13th lecture in the Vietnam War Commemoration Lecture Series is scheduled for May 13, 2021 at June’s Northland in downtown Leavenworth, Kansas (614 Pottawatomie St.). A reception with cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m., the buffet dinner starts at 6 p.m. and Dr. Willbank’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25/person in […]

Register now for the Simons Center National Security Forum – May 20

Please join us for a luncheon presentation of the Simons Center National Security Forum:Counter Human Trafficking Efforts in the U.S. Thursday • May 20, 2021 • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Des Moines Embassy Club West • 520 Market Street • Des Moines, Iowa In this session of the forum, Lt. Col. John J. Nelson, […]

‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya

“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” released a new episode on April 9. In this episode, Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy sits down with General (Ret.) Thomas Waldhauser and Ambassador (Ret.) Peter Bodde to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and the Government of National Accord, the interim government for Libya. McCarthy and her guests […]

Foundation celebrates Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child. For many military families, their time at Fort Leavenworth is a respite from multiple deployments and time away from their loved ones. These challenges can be especially tough for children. Recognizing the unique burden military dependent children bear, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger established April as the Month of […]

‘The General and the Ambassador’ focuses on the U.S. and the Arctic

The March 2021 episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” focuses on the United States and the Arctic. Guests Admiral James Foggo and Ambassador and Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite join Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy to discuss U.S. power and presence in the Arctic in the era of great power competition […]

Unclassified domestic violent extremism assessment released

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an unclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism (DVE) on March 17. According to the unclassified summary, the Intelligence Community “assesses that domestic violent extremists who are motivated […]

FEMA, HHS to address unaccompanied children at border

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Saturday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has joined a 90-day interagency effort to address the situation at the U.S. southwest border, where unaccompanied migrant children continue to arrive in record numbers. According to DHS, “Since April 2020, the number of encounters at the border has been […]

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