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Legacy HomepageNewsSpecial Reports2014 ASPEN SECURITY FORUM
Aspen Security Forum. July 23 to 26. Aspen, Colorado.


Every year, the nation's top defense, security and diplomatic leaders participate in the Aspen Security Forum, examining critical questions about international and homeland security issues.

Global Efforts Address WMD Threat

A panel discussion during the Aspen Security Forum examined one of the most dreaded national-security threat scenarios: terrorists armed with weapons of mass destruction. Story

Command Chief Explains Key Missions

Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., the commander of U.S. Northern Command, said the command epitomizes the changes over the past decades in defending the United States of America. Story

Commander: Gangs Pose Threat

Transnational criminal gangs based in Mexico and Central America pose a threat to the region, the commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said. Story

DIA Chief: Transparency Builds Trust

Transparency has to be a watchword for the intelligence community if it is to regain the public's trust, Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. Story

Intel Community Assists Investigation

U.S. intelligence agencies are collaborating to develop as complete a picture as possible of the events surrounding the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight, the deputy director of the National Security Agency said. Story

Greenert: China Moving Quickly to Modernize Navy

China's naval modernization program is moving at a rapid pace, the chief of U.S. naval operations said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. Story

Attacks Change Security Landscape

Russia's decision to fire artillery from within Russia onto Ukrainian military positions transforms the security environment throughout Eastern Europe, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Colorado. Story

Dempsey Explains Danger Posed By Extremist Groups

It's important to recognize that the various religious extremist groups that threaten the United States do not share the same ideologies, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Aspen Security Forum. Story

Intelligence Must be Applied to be Useful

Intelligence collection alone isn't sufficient to secure the nation, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael G. Vickers said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. Story

Information, Instability Travel at Similar Speeds

As the world has become more interconnected and information travels faster than ever before, it also has become more unpredictable and dangerous, the Army's chief of staff said at the Aspen Security Forum. Story

Army Needs Balance, Odierno Says

In the debate about how large the Army should be as the Defense Department faces the return of sequestration spending cuts in fiscal year 2016, it's more important than ever to build a balanced force, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said. Story

Senior Officials Attend Security Forum

U.S. defense, security and diplomatic leaders are meeting for four days in Aspen, Colorado for the annual Aspen Institute Security Forum. Story