Center for Strategic Communication

The American Security Project cordially invites you to a lunchtime roundtable discussion:

U.S. Drones Policy:

Strategic Frameworks and Measuring Effects

Monday August 20, 12:30-1:30 pm

Predator and Hellfire

Join us for a fact-based discussion with leading experts on counterterrorism about how we can better understand the effects and effectiveness of America’s drone campaign.

Are drones effective at containing al-Qaeda? Can we measure the social and political effects of a drone campaign? Is there a way to empirically determine what effects lethal drone strikes have on a country, on a terrorist movement, and on the broader global war on terrorism?

The speakers:

Aaron Zelin is the Richard Borow Fellow at The Washington Institute and the editor of

Will McCants is a research analyst at CNA, adjunct faculty at the John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and the editor of

Christine Fair is an assistant professor in the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS) at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is a renowned expert on South Asia and Islamist groups.

Moderated by:

Joshua Foust
Fellow for Asymmetric Operations at ASP who researches the strategic uses of drones, terrorism, insurgencies, and national security strategy – focused on Central and South Asia. He is also a columnist for PBS and The Atlantic Monthly.

 This discussion will be on the record

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

The discussion will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.  Please arrive by 12:15 p.m. for registration.

We hope you can join us.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 17 to


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