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Preventive Engagement: Keeping America Out of War

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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060618-N-9389D-077The USS Cowpens (CG 63) leads the formation of USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) in the Western Pacific Ocean on June 18, 2006, to start exercise Valiant Shield 2006.  The joint exercise consists of 28 naval vessels including three carrier strike groups and more than 300 aircraft and approximately 20,000 service members from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast.  DoD photo by Airman Benjamin Dennis, U.S. Navy.  (Released)
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The United States’ role as the principal guarantor of global peace and security has resulted in commitments—including costly military entanglements—that over time has diminished its capacity to play this vital role. Is the United States faced with a binary choice—accept the costs of this commitment or pull back from the world in the interests of conserving U.S. power but at the cost of greater global instability? Paul B. Stares, the General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations, proposes a third way: preventive engagement. Join the World Affairs Council for a conversation with Paul Stares on his blueprint for the United States to work with a variety of international actors to shape the future and reduce potential dangers ahead. 


November 15, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue, Floor 61
Seattle, WA 98104-7043,
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