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FREDERICK KEMPE:  Well, General, it looks as though we have a full house for you here.

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m Fred Kempe, president and CEO of the Atlantic Council, and let me welcome you all to the Atlantic Council and this installment of our commander series, our commander speaker series, with General David McKiernan.  Some of you have been to other events here in the commander series.  I believe we brought some of the most impressive talent in uniform from both sides of the Atlantic here.  That was the aim. Senior U.S. and European military leaders have used our stage to reach a larger audience.  And because combatant commanders these days deal with so much more than where to put a piece of artillery or what target to hit, I think we’ve had some very interesting discussions.  General McKiernan, we know that you’re dealing in a place where fighting drugs, building judicial systems, and dealing with safe zones is part of the task.

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ATLANTIC COUNCIL OF THE UNITED STATES:
GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE FORUM – STATE OF AL QAEDA
 
WELCOME: LT GEN BRENT SCOWCROFT, FORMER U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR
 
INTRODUCTION:  MAJGEN ARNOLD PUNARO, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
 
MODERATOR:  FRED KEMPE,PRESIDENT, ACUS
 
SPEAKER:  GENERAL MICHAEL HAYDEN, DIRECTOR, U.S. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008
 
 
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On September 24, 2008, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Atlantic Council in New York.

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