Keeping America Safe: National Security in the 21st Century

New Hampshire’s quadrennial first-in-the-nation status provides a needed and timely opportunity for the Granite State to focus attention on America’s national security policies. Although most agree that the United States needs a strong national defense, there are still a number of key questions about our involvement in the world that merit discussion. Specifically: Are our actions abroad truly serving the country well? Have the strategies, expenditures, and sacrifices pursued under the leadership of both parties left us safer? Have our military interventions, in particular, made us more secure and at an acceptable cost? Or have our actions been too costly to our troops, our principles, and our financial future?

The Charles Koch Institute is committed to fostering honest and open discussions about the policies our country debates — as well as those we do not debate — and to giving a full airing to critical thinking about those policies, including as they relate to foreign affairs and national security. We are pleased to convene just such an exchange in New Hampshire on January 13 during this vital season in our national conversation.

Join the Charles Koch Institute on Wednesday, January 13, in Manchester for a panel discussion with foreign policy experts who will explore these questions about U.S. security policy and the challenges, and opportunities, our leaders will face.


John Stossel, host of “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network


Andrew J. Bacevich, professor emeritus of international relations and history, Boston University
Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow in international and public affairs, Brown University
Chris Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies, Cato Institute
William Ruger, vice president of research and policy, Charles Koch Institute

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