On Monday, November 5, the Atlantic Council hosted Ms. Heidi Grant, deputy under secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs for an off-the-record strategy session. The discussion focused on how the Eurozone economic turmoil impacted US national security and ways the USAF and the Department of Defense can best engage with regional partners to protect and advance US interests.
This event is part of a series of strategy sessions hosted by the Atlantic Council for prominent officials transitioning to important new commands. The Atlantic Council has previously hosted similar sessions for Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Matt Spence, Supreme Allied Commander Europe Admiral Jim Stavridis, Commander of NATO’s Allied Command Transformation General Stéphane Abrial, among others.