Center for Strategic Communication

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


A Conversation with James Kitfield: 

National Security in an Era of Global Upheaval

 December 5, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

James Kitfield

Senior Correspondent, National Journal

This discussion will be on the record

How will our nation manage a re-balancing of our defense in an era of global upheaval and domestic political dysfunction?

What does a period of reset and retrenchment looks like for a superpower feeling overextended?

What should America focus on, and what are the major challenges to our national security?

Join James Kitfield and the American Security Project for a discussion on the politics and distortions in defense and national security.

The event will take place at:

1100 New York Ave, NW Washington DC

Suite 710W – Conference Room E

Lunch refreshments will be served

The discussion will begin promptly at 12:30.  Please arrive by 12:00 for registration.

We hope you can join us.

Please RSVP by Dec  03 to

About James Kitfield:


James Kitfield has written on defense, national security and foreign policy issues from Washington, D.C. for over two decades. He is a three-time winner of the Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense, most recently in 2009 for his first-hand reporting on the Afghan War and other ongoing conflicts and threats. He has twice won the Military Reporters and Editors Association award and the Medill School of Journalism’s top prize for excellence in reporting for his first hand coverage of the war in Afghanistan (2009) and the surge in Iraq (2008). He is a recipient of the 2002 Stewart Alsop Media Excellence Award, sponsored by the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, for his coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and follow-on events. He received the 2001 Peter R. Weitz Prize from the German Marshall Fund for excellence in reporting on European affairs, and the 2000 Edwin Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence given annually by the National Press Club to recognize excellence in reporting on diplomatic and foreign policy issues.

Kitfield is the author of the books War & Destiny (Potomac Books, 2005) and Prodigal Soldiers (Simon & Schuster, 1995). He appears frequently on radio and television, including as a regular guest on National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show, on Public Broadcasting’s Washington Week with Gwen Ifill, and on The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer. His articles have appeared in The National Interest, Omni, Newsday, Los Angeles Magazine, Army Times, Air Force Magazine, The Stars & Stripes, Off Duty, and other publications. Kitfield is a 1978 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry Grady School of Journalism.