News from NDU
February 24, 2017 - General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA, spoke candidly on irregular war, large-scale conventional conflict, organizational architecture, and good management and oversight practices to a packed crowd attending February's Changing Character of War Symposium hosted by the Institute for National Strategic Studies. The Symposium's 90-minute discussions -- which feature national and international thought leaders -- are offered monthly at NDU, off the record and under Chatham House Rule. Past speakers include LTG H.R. McMaster and Gen. Paul J. Selva, VCJCS. The March 20 Symposium will feature GEN Curtis Scaparrotti, Commander of USEUCOM and SACEUR. 
August 29, 2016 - On September 13 from 1430-1600, ADM Harry Harris, Commander U.S. Pacific Command, will be the featured speaker for the inaugural session of INSS' monthly symposium “Changing Character of War.”
July 27, 2016 - Iraq’s Minister of Defense, Dr. Khaled al-Obeidi, spoke to more than 150 Reserve Component leaders participating in the College of International Security Affairs (CISA) Reserve Component National Security Course (RCNSC) in late July. Focusing his remarks on the contemporary security challenges Iraq faces in the fight against the Islamic State, the Minister traced the creation of safe havens for terrorism to the governance vacuum after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
May 11, 2016 - Research shows that NATO and its partner states are slowly losing their edge in military technology. A recent NDU-hosted NATO roundtable brought together member NATO states and US experts to discuss causes, effects and potential solutions.