NEWPORT, R.I. – Mackubin Thomas Owens Jr., professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, will discuss the United States’ national security since 9/11 as part of the “Great Decisions” public lecture series being presented at Salve Regina University.
The lecture, “USA National Security Since 9/11” is sponsored by the Newport Council for International Visitors, and will be presented on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, corner of Bellevue and Ruggles avenues on Salve Regina’s campus.
While the lecture is free and open to the public, reservations are required due to limited seating and may be made by emailing GDreservations@newportciv.org.
The U.S.’s national security priorities were expanded after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 to include waging war in Iraq and in Afghanistan, tightening border security, pursuing cyberthreats, halting nuclear proliferation and attempting to snuff out homegrown terrorism.
Owens will address questions about how the U.S. national security agenda has evolved since 9/11 and in what ways has the agenda changed the American way of life both now and into the future.
From 1999 until 2010, Owens was associate dean of academics for Electives and Directed Research at the Naval War College. He is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) in Philadelphia, and specializes in the planning of U.S. strategy and forces, especially naval and power projection forces; the political economy of national security; national security organization; strategic geography; energy security; and American civil-military relations .
He is a contributing editor to National Review Online and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, writing primarily on security affairs. His writings also appear in a great many other national publications.
His book, The US Civil-Military Bargain after 9/11: Renegotiating the Civil-Millitary Bargain, was published in January 2011 by Continuum. He is a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, where as an infantry platoon commander in 1968-1969, he was wounded twice and awarded the Silver Star medal. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a Colonel in 1994.