Center for Strategic Communication

The American Security Project cordially invites you to a breakfast discussion:  

The Honorable Adam Smith

The Horn of Africa and Special Operations:

A Smarter Way Forward?

Thursday, July 12, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

The Honorable Adam SmithRanking Member, House Armed Services Committee

This discussion will be on the record

Over the last four years, the counterterrorism fight in the Horn of Africa has expanded dramatically. Most often, this fight has taken the form of special operations forces engaging terrorists or training local militaries. Yet this expansion of forces, and the actions they undertake, is poorly understood. Join us for a discussion with Representative Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee.

The event will take place at:
1100 New York Ave, NW Washington DC
Suite 710W – Conference Room E
Light refreshments will be served

The discussion will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.  Please arrive by 8:00 a.m. for registration.

We hope you can join us.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 10 to

Space is limited

About the speaker

The Honorable Adam Smith:

Now in his 8th term, Smith serves as the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he is a strong advocate for our military personnel and their families. Smith is committed to providing our military personnel with the best equipment available to carry out their current and future missions while ensuring that the Pentagon spends taxpayer dollars in the most efficient and effective manner.‪ This includes carefully examining our current policies and working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.


The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit