Weapons, war experts highlight ASIS International sessions

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, August 1, 2003

NEW ORLEANS - Terrorism, war and the costs of both on the United States and the world will be explored in two keynote addresses to be held at this year’ ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, held Sept. 15 to 18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Lt. General Harold G. Moore, USA (Ret), will speak Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. about his experiences as a three-star general and author of “We were Soldiers Once…” and “Young”, about the Vietnam War. A 32-year veteran of the armed services, Moore has earned the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Service Cross and other awards of battlefield valor for his service in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Moore will speak about critical leadership principles based on his personal experiences with leading men into combat and managing organizations such as the Pentagon.

Drawing on his experience as former United Nations chief weapons inspector, Richard Butler will address the world’s new realities of post-war Iraq, the attempt to find peace in the Middle East, potential threats from North Korea and America’s role in the current global climate from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Currently diplomat in residence at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York City, Butler is also the author of books on worldwide nuclear disarmament and the threat of Saddam Hussein.

Attendees will also hear recent developments of the General Security Risk Assessment Guideline as well as its practical applications and implications for security professionals at Thursday’s General Session from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Four experts will share their views on global terrorism threats and its trickle-down effects in “Security Insights: Terrorism-Global to Backyard”, held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday.