Friday, September 09, 2011

The 911 Decade, on Midrats

This Sunday from 5-6:30pm EST we are having a special panel-format Midrats; 90 minutes with an exceptional line-up of professionals to discuss the full arch of the last decade since the attacks of 11 SEP 2011.

There are certain points in a nation's history that define a transition from one era to another. These moments are so clear that you don't realize it in retrospect - you know it the moment it happens. No one argues the fact that everything has changed; from all sides, everyone sees it. September 11th, 2001 was one of those times.

911 was not just a national moment, but a global moment.

Our military has changed, our national strategy has changed, the way we perceive the trade-off between liberty and freedom has changed - the international order has changed.

Where was our nation and the world on September 10th 2001, and how did the events the following day bring us to where our nation is a decade later?

Join EagleOne and me as we discuss in detail with our panel. Panel members will include:

- J. Michael Barrett, Partner at Diligent Innovations, Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and former Director, Strategy & Resources at the White House Homeland Security Council.
- L. Thomas Bortmes, CAPT USN (Ret), research staff member at IDA, and former Executive Director, Office of Intelligence, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.
- James S. Robbins, Senior Editorial Writer for Foreign Affairs at the Washington Times, author, and contributing editor for National Review Online.
- Claude Berube, LCDR USNR, instructor of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy, Intelligence Officer in the Navy Reserve, author, and former Senate Staff member.

Join us live if you can and pile in with the usual suspects in the chat room where you can contribute your thoughts and observation - and suggest to us questions for our guests.

If you miss the show you can always listen to the archive at blogtalkradio - but the best way to get the show and download the archive to your audio player is to get a free account and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.


Kristen said...

Thank you for an analysis of 9/11 that actually contains references to the job that the United States military has done in fighting this war.  I've looked all over for retrospective programs that honor the astonishing feat of the Green Berets early in Afghanistan, and the Army and the Marines in Iraq.  Instead I see weepfeasts on offer everywhere.  Sheesh.

sid said...

Question I have is...

If, a decade on, we can have a USNS Cesar Chavez in the fleet...

Then how come it is that we can't name a ship USS Todd Beamer ?