Center for Strategic Communication

This week we keys issues around America’s Competitiveness and how they impact national security. The United States ranked 7th in the World Economic Forum’s 2012/2013 global competitiveness report, just a few years after being ranked first – and this has big impacts on our national interest and overall security.

Over the last year both ASP and Harvard Business School have published separate reports into American Competitiveness – one from the national security perspective, the other from business. Both these reports came to very similar conclusions –  and remarkably similar priorities – we as a country need a genuine, integrated strategy for tackling our competitiveness challenge. 



BGen Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.), ASP CEO

August Cole, ASP Adjunct Fellow

Moderated by:

Paul Hamill, ASP Director of External Relations

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