ISC West keynoter Gen. McCaffrey to address national security issues

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, March 1, 2005

LAS VEGAS - Gen. Barry McCaffrey, an international affairs expert and NBC News military analyst, will be featured as the keynote speaker at 8:30 a.m Wed., April 6, at the opening event for the ISC West Show at the Sands Exposition and Convention Center, here.

McCaffrey is a national security expert and the Olin Distinguished Professor of National Security Studies at West Point. His presentation will examine issues the country needs to combat in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

McCaffrey will discuss the economic and political strategy needed to confront terrorism, intelligence collection, the formation of multinational coalitions, how the United States conducts global military operations and effective domestic counter terrorist polices.

McCaffrey has testified to the Senate Government Oversight Committee on homeland security. He is a four-star general and veteran of the 1991 Gulf War and was the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 1996 to 2001.

He has lectured at the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University, the Council of the Americas, and the National Defense University. He currently writes a bi-monthly commentary for the Armed Forces Journal International.

McCaffery’s presentation at the conference is sponsored by ISC West, the Security Industry Association and the California Alarm Association.