As a board member of the American Security Project (ASP), I spoke at the ASP’s recent discussion, “American Competitiveness and National Security”, on November 28th. The event was centered on how repairing the U.S.’s declining global competitiveness is imperative to maintaining national security.
In addition to myself, the event was chaired by Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA administrator and governor of New Jersey; Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), CEO of the American Security Project; and August Cole, adjunct fellow at the American Security Project. In conjunction with this engaging conversation, the ASP released a report, American Competitiveness:
A matter of national security, meant to complement our dialogue and serve as a call to action. The report provides decision makers in the public and private sectors with a new way of thinking about how they can improve America’s national security by fosteringthe nation’s competitiveness.
In my view, as a nation, it is critical that we consider the future of our country in terms of investing in infrastructure, immigration, education, and innovation, while not forgetting the importance of growing our way out of our financial deficit.
The ASP is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges.