Last week our members joined a conference call with distinguished national security experts Army Lt. Gen. Robert Gard and Air Force Col. Richard Klass to discuss the upcoming withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. (Colonel Klass is a board member of the Council, and Lt. General Gard is chairman of our sister organization.)
Thanks to the participation of these two experts and 20 CLW members, had a great, candid discussion on national security issues, particularly those related to the war in Iraq.
Just a few of the issues Lt. Gen. Gard and Col. Klass covered…
- * How can President Obama responsibly withdraw our troops from Iraq?
- * Where can the U.S. and Iran work together to find a regional solution to stabilize Iraq and address the crisis in Afghanistan?
- * What does the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq and sending of additional troops to Afghanistan mean for the U.S. military?
We’re considering topics now for future discussions, and some ideas include progress on the movement for a world free of nuclear weapons, and the political landscape for the 2010 elections.
What issues do you want to hear more about? Let us know in the comments section below!
(If you’re interested in taking part in similar events in the future, click here to find out more about becoming a member.)