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WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program today releases its agenda for the fifth annual forum on national security, homeland security, and counterterrorism, the Aspen Security Forum, to be held July 23-26 in Aspen, CO. A full schedule is available on the Forum website, The Forum is co-presented by CNN and The New York Times.

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Notable sessions include:

*Note: All event times are Mountain Time

July 23
General Ray Odierno, U.S. Army Chief of Staff
In conversation with Wolf Blitzer, CNN's "The Situation Room" Host
"This We'll Defend:" The Army's Role in Defending the Nation against Today's Security and Fiscal Challenges at 6:00 PM

July 24
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
In conversation with Dina Temple-Raston, NPR Counterterrorism Correspondent
Assessing the Department of Homeland Security at 12:45 PM

General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
In conversation with Lesley Stahl, CBS News "60 Minutes" Correspondent
Bringing into Balance the Military Instrument of Power at 5:30 PM

July 25
Admiral Jonathan Greenert, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations
In conversation with David Ignatius, Washington Post Columnist and Associate Editor
Challenges Facing the U.S. Navy at 5:15 PM

July 26
Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
In conversation with Margaret Warner, "PBS NewsHour" Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent
The View from the West Wing at 1:30 PM

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
In conversation with Wolf Blitzer, CNN's "The Situation Room" Host
The Global Threat Picture as the Defense Intelligence Agency Sees Itat 5:15 PM

Additional topics discussed will include: US counterterrorism strategy and intergovernmental cooperation therein; the balance between privacy and liberty; the future of warfare; lessons learned from and the future of Afghanistan and Pakistan; the current threat posed by weapons of mass destruction; the pivot to Asia; cybersecurity; bipartisanship and national security issues; and renewed chaos and crisis in the Middle East. For the full agenda, visit

All Forum sessions will be streamed live at and posted after on Follow updates on Twitter at,, and #AspenSecurity, as well as on Facebook at

For media questions, please contact Jennifer Myers at or 202-736-2906. For general information about the Forum, please contact Leah Dreyfuss at or 202-736-2904. For sponsorship information, please contact Deb Cunningham at All sessions will be on the record.

Sponsors for the 2014 Aspen Security Forum are IBM, Intel Security, Microsoft, Raytheon, and Target.

The Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program works to heighten public awareness as to the nation's continued vulnerability to terrorism, and to persuade the nation to take the necessary steps to close the gap between how secure we should be and how secure we actually are. For more information, please visit

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit

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