Rep. Mac Thornberry
Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
US House of Representatives
Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for a special event with United States Representative Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, to discuss America’s strategic priorities be in a tumultuous and dynamic security environment. The event will take place on April 28 at the Atlantic Council from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
With the United States facing multiple challenges and turbulence across the world, Washington must rethink its strategy for a new global context. Thornberry, as the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is at the forefront of helping the United State and its armed forces to prepare for the challenges of today and tomorrow. Already, Thornberry has worked to improve the defense acquisition system to secure America’s technological superiority and to appropriate the needed funds for defense spending. At the Council Thornberry will discuss his priorities in Congress to best position the United States to deal effectively with the defense challenges of today and the global security environment of tomorrow.
Rep. Mac Thornberry serves as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Widely respected as an innovator and strategic thinker, he has consistently been on the leading edge of critical national security issues, has written widely on defense matters, and appears on all major cable and network television channels providing congressional insight on national security. In Congress, Thornberry has previously served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as on the Budget Committee, Resources Committee, and the Select Committee on Homeland Security. He was also tapped to Chair the Task Force on Cybersecurity in 2011 and 2012.