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12 November 2012

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Aspen Security Forum 2012

http://aspensecurityforum.org/

To answer critical questions about homeland security and counterterrorism, the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program, in partnership with The New York Times and CNN's Security Clearance website, presents the third annual Aspen Security Forum, July 25-28, 2012.

The Forum is an annual summer gathering at our signature "Aspen Meadows" campus in Colorado of top-level present and former government officials from all relevant homeland security/counterterrorism agencies (the White House; Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State, Justice, and Treasury; the intelligence community; and Congress); industry leaders (large and small homeland security/counterterrorism-related companies, as well as private equity investors, merchant and investment bankers, venture capitalists, and other financiers); leading thinkers (in other think tanks and academe); nationally noted print and broadcast journalists; and concerned citizens. During three days of in-depth conversation, participants explore various aspects of aviation security; maritime security; border security; mass transit security; critical infrastructure protection; "soft targets" security; cyber-security; intelligence; counterterrorism strategy; terrorism finance; and more.


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Photos from Aspen Security Forum 2012, Aspen, CO, July 27, 2012

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aspeninstitute/sets/72157630761321060/with/7650459658/

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Paula Broadwell, above at bottom center, and below at center right

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Below, Paula Broadwell at right

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Below, Paula Broadwell next to Michael Chertoff, ex-Homeland Security

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Center, Juan Carlos Zarate, Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. Although there is a resemblance to Sean M. Joyce (below), Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Former Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch, FBI, also in attendance.

Sean M. Joyce (Joyce reportedly told DNI Clapper about the Petraeus-Broadwell affair.)

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Juan Carlos Zarate

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Left, Pete Williams, NBC correspondent. Right, General Keith Alexander, NSA and CyberCom head

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Michael Leiter, ex-NCTC, left, speaking to Keith Alexander, head of NSA and CyberCom

MICHAEL E. LEITER is the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He was sworn in as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center on June 12, 2008, after serving as the acting director since November 2007. In this role, Leiter reported to the DNI director. NCTC conducts strategic operational planning for counterterrorism activities to integrate all elements of US national power: in this responsibility Leiter reported to President Obama. Leiter has served in the office of the director of national intelligence, as a member of the WMD commission, and as an assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Additionally, he was a law clerk to US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

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John McLauglin, ex-CIA

JOHN E. MCLAUGHLIN is the distinguished practitioner in residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. McLaughlin served as acting director of Central Intelligence from July to September 2004 and as deputy director of Central Intelligence from October 2000 to July 2004. He was a US Army officer in the 1960s, with service in Vietnam. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Security Medal, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves on the board of trustees at the Aerospace Corporation and at the Noblis Corporation.

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Michael Hayden, ex-CIA, ex-NSA

MICHAEL V. HAYDEN became director of the CIA in 2006 after nearly 40 years in the US Air Force. General Hayden served as director of the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005. From April 2005 to May 2006, General Hayden served as deputy director of national intelligence and oversaw the entire intelligence community, including the CIA, NSA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. In his military career, General Hayden served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center. He has also served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, at the headquarters of the US European Command, and at the National Security Council.

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Dennis Blair, ex-DNI

DENNIS C. BLAIR served as director of national intelligence from January 2009 to May 2010. He led 16 national intelligence agencies, administering a budget of $50 billion and providing integrated intelligence support to the President, Congress, and operations in the field. From 2003 to 2006, Admiral Blair was president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Defense Analyses. During his Navy career, Admiral Blair served as commander in chief, US Pacific Command. Ashore, he served as director of the joint staff and held budget and policy positions on the National Security Council and several major Navy staffs.

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Left, Pete Williams, NBC correspondent. Center, John Negroponte, ex-DNI, Right, Dennis Blair, ex-DNI.

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Right, Charles Allen, ex-CIA.

CHARLES E. ALLEN is a principal at the Chertoff Group, where he focuses on homeland security threat assessments and information sharing programs, counterterrorism and counter-proliferation threat analysis, critical infrastructure risk assessments, crisis and risk management, and corporate strategic planning. Prior to joining the Chertoff Group, Allen served as under secretary for intelligence and analysis as well as assistant secretary for information analysis and chief of intelligence at the US Department of Homeland Security. Allen also spent more than 40 years at the CIA, where he became the principal adviser to the Director of Central Intelligence on collection management and chaired the National Intelligence Collection Board. He served as CIA’s national intelligence officer for warning, director of the national warning staff, national intelligence officer for counterterrorism, and deputy chief for intelligence of CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. He also directed the DCI Hostage Location Task Force.

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Michael Chertoff, left, ex-Homeland Security Department, and Fred

MICHAEL CHERTOFF is cofounder and managing principal of the Chertoff Group, and he served as Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009. Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Chertoff served as a federal judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud, and terrorism – including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In addition to his role at Chertoff Group, Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP and a member of the firm’s white collar defense and investigations practice group.

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Cofer Black, ex-CIA

J. COFER BLACK is vice president for global operations at Blackbird Technologies and an internationally recognized, 30-year career US government leader and expert in counterterrorism and national security. From 2005–2008, Ambassador Black conducted international business development as vice chairman of Blackwater Worldwide and also served as chairman of Total Intelligence Solutions. During 2002–2005, at the Assistant Secretary of State level, he reported to the US Secretary of State for developing, coordinating, and implementing Ame r i c an counterterrorism policy as coordinator. He served a 28-year career at the CIA, reaching senior intelligence service level as director, Counterterrorist Center. He completed six successful operational CIA tours abroad in field management positions focusing on counterterrorism, but also addressing regional security issues, counterintelligence, and covert action.

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At center, Gilles de Kerchove, EU counter-terrorism coordinator

GILLES DE KERCHOVE is the European Union’s counterterrorism coordinator. He was appointed to this position in 2007 by Javier Solana, the former secretary general of the council and EU high representative for the common foreign security policy. In this function, de Kerchove, a native of Belgium, coordinates the work of the council of the EU in the field of counterterrorism, maintaining an overview of all the instruments at the Union’s disposal; closely monitoring the implementation of the EU counterterrorism strategy; fostering better communication between the EU and third countries; and ensuring that the Union plays an active role in the fight against terrorism.

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Left, Suzanne Kelly, Intelligence Correspondent, CNN. 2nd left, Richard Ben-Veniste, 9/11 Commission. Right, Alex Cary, Executive Producer, Showtime's "Homeland"

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Left, Christopher Hill, former Ambassador to Iraq. Center, Walter Isaacson, President & CEO, Aspen Institute

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Left, former U.S. Special Operations Commander, Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson.

ERIC T. OLSON was the eighth commander of US Special Operations Command which is headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Admiral Olson has served operationally in an underwater demolition team, SEAL team, SEAL delivery vehicle team, special boat squadron, and at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Olson has also served as a SEAL instructor, strategy and tactics development officer, and joint special operations staff officer. His overseas assignments include service as a United Nations military observer in Israel and Egypt, and as Navy programs officer in Tunisia. He served on the Navy staff as assistant deputy chief of Naval Operations (plans, policy, and operations). His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star.

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Guy C. Swann III

GUY C. SWAN III assumed command of United States Army North (Fifth Army) in December 2009, following his assignment as the chief of staff and director of operations, CJ3 for Multi-National Force - Iraq. Lieutenant General Swan also served at the Pentagon as the assistant deputy director for strategy and policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and from 2002 to 2005, he served as the chief of legislative liaison, the Army’s principal representative to Congress. Swan also served as the director of operations, J3, for United States Northern Command coordinating all operational matters in the areas of homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities.

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Left, Christopher Hill, former Ambassador to Iraq. Right, Rob Margetta

ROB MARGETTA is associate editor of Congressional Quarterly’s Homeland Security website. He has served as a homeland reporter for CQ since 2007, focusing on Coast Guard affairs, legislation, federal budget, border security, air travel, science and technology, and the security industry. Prior to joining CQ, he worked as a crime reporter in Massachusetts.

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Walter Isaacson, President & CEO, Aspen Institute

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Left, Robert O'Harrow, Washington Post

ROBERT O’HARROW, as a reporter for the financial and investigative staffs of the Washington Post, has carved out a data privacy beat and uncovered stories about the use of information that has led to changes in state and federal law. In 2000, O’Harrow was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. He was a recipient of the 2003 Carnegie Mellon Cybersecurity Reporting Award.

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Left, Christopher Hill, former Ambassador to Iraq. Center, Guy C. Swann III

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Left, David E. Sanger, Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times. Center, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen. Right, Michael Leiter, ex-Director NCTC

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Right, former U.S. Special Operations Commander, Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson. 2nd from right, Michel Sheehan, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. Left, Eric Schmitt, New York Times.

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Eric Schmitt, Senior Writer & Terrorism Correspondent, The New York Times

ERIC SCHMITT is a senior writer for The New York Times and covers terrorism issues. For 20 years, he has covered military and national security affairs for the Times. Since the 9/11 attacks, he has made more than a dozen reporting trips to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Schmitt received a Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 2006-07. He was twice a member of a team of New York Times reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Schmitt is co-author of Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda.

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Catherine Herridge, left, author of the book held by the man, Homeland Security Correspondent, Fox News Channel

CATHERINE HERRIDGE is an award-winning national correspondent for the Fox News Channel and was first assigned to the homeland security beat in 2001. She now covers intelligence , the Justice Department, and the Department of Homeland Security. Drawing on her investigation into the American-born Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, Herridge’s first book called The Next Wave was published by Crown on June 21. Herridge’s reporting also formed the basis of “The Secrets of 9/11” which aired in May 2011 and focuses on Awlaki as an overlooked key player in the 9/11 attacks. Herridge began her career as a London-based radio reporter for ABC News. She has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Israel, the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, Guantanamo Bay, and New York City on 9/11.

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