Center for Strategic Communication

The American Security Project (ASP) cordially invites you to:

The Battle on the Final Frontier: A Discussion of National Security and Space

A Conversation with LTG Norman Seip and August Cole

 Space Shuttle

April 1, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Moderated by BGen. Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) CEO, American Security Project

The last time that the mass media looked at national security and space, we were in a very different time.  The United States was embroiled in the Cold War and the danger of nuclear annihilation was at the forefront of most people’s minds.  Although we have advanced from that point, technological developments in space beg the question: how is our current space technology tied to our national security needs? How is our reliance on Russian technology made us vulnerable? How can we enhance our national security and support American research and investment?

Join ASP as Lieutenant General Norman Seip, 12th Air Force Commander and Adjunct Fellow, August Cole discuss the relationship between these two important policy areas of the 21st century.  The conversation will be on the record.

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The event will take place at:

1100 New York Ave, NW Washington DC

Seventh Floor, West Tower

Lunch refreshments will be served 12-12:30PM

The discussion will begin promptly at 12:30PM

We hope you can join us.

Please RSVP by Monday, March 31, at the following:

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General Seip was the Commander of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. As the Commander, Air Forces Southern, a component to the Combatant Commander, U.S. Southern Command, he oversaw Air Force assets, five forward-operating locations, and civil and military engagements in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. General Seip was a command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours, primarily in fighter aircraft. He flew the F-15E in support of operations Southern Watch, Northern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. As the Deputy Combined Forces Air Component Commander for U.S. Central Command, General Seip had a direct impact in supporting combat operations in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He currently serves on the Executive Advisory Council of MISSION READINESS: MILITARY LEADERS FOR KIDS, a nonprofit, bi-partisan organization of more than 140 retired senior military leaders

August Cole is a writer focusing on national security issues. His fiction writing tackles themes at the core of American foreign policy and national security in the 21st Century, including the privatization of military and intelligence operations and the future of American power in the Pacific.

His research centers on how operational and policy priorities, political shifts and budget cuts impact the defense industry and U.S. national security.

From 2007 to 2010, Cole reported on the defense industry for The Wall Street Journal from Washington. He covered companies ranging from Boeing to Blackwater, as well as broader defense policy and political matters. From 1998 to 2006, he worked as an editor and a reporter for, a financial Web site, where he began covering the aerospace and defense industry. In 1998, he worked as an intern at the Freedom Forum’s European Centre in London and as an intern at the NBC News London bureau.

Cole earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Diplomatic History and French from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He is also a senior analyst at Wikistrat, a crowd-sourced geopolitical analysis and forecasting group, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

August Cole also authored ASP”s White Paper on American Competitiveness.



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