National Security Forum Starts in Aspen

In light of the Snowden affair and Boston bombings, national security is at the top of Americans’ conversations. In Aspen, July 17-20, those connected to it will discuss the most pressing issues facing the country during the Aspen Security Forum. In four years, the seminar at the Aspen Institute has become one of the preeminent gatherings on national security, and many of the big players are in town.

Speakers include Asthon Carter, deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Defense, General Mark Welsh, chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force, General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, and Matthew G. Olsen, the director for the National Counterterrorism Center. Moderators include Wolf Blitzer, Susan Glasser, editor for POLITICO and Christopher Isham, vice president and Washington bureau chief for CBS News.

For a complete schedule and live streaming of the conversation, visit Aspen Security Forum.

Photos from “At the Point of the Spear,” a conversation with Special Operations Commander Admiral William McRaven and the opening reception of the 2012 Aspen Security Forum.