Tuesday, October 1, 2013 9:00 a.m.
National Press Club
The Winners Room
529 14th Street, N.W. 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
DELEGATION OF FORMER U.S. MILITARY LEADERS, COUNTERTERRORISM EXPERTS TO REPORT ON SEPT. 27-30 VISIT TO EGYPT
Only Delegation of U.S. Subject Matter Experts To Meet Egyptian Leadership Since Removal of President Morsi
Washington, D.C., September 27, 2013 – On Tuesday, October 1, at 9:00am in the Winners Room of the National Press Club, the leaders of an American delegation of Middle East and counterterrorism experts – most of whom are former U.S. military officers – held a press conference to discuss findings and policy recommendations based on a September 27-30 visit to Cairo that included meetings with Egyptian Minister of Defense el-Sisi, Egyptian military leaders, the head of Egypt’s constitution-drafting body and several leaders of various faiths.
This was the only delegation of U.S. experts on the Middle East, counterterrorism and democracy development to have met with Minister el-Sisi and other leaders of the Egyptian government since former President Morsi was removed on July 3rd.
The delegation was sponsored by The Westminster Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan think-tank established in response to the growing threat of ideological extremism and to the perceived need to better understand and engage in the war of ideas. The Institute, which does not accept any government funds, works with the U.S. military, FBI, local law enforcement, NCTC, and DHS, as well as with the State Department and Congress.
WHAT: Press Conference On Findings & Policy Recommendations From Westminster Institute’s Delegation Visit to Egypt On Sep. 27-30
WHO: Delegation leaders, including:
- Lt. Col. Rick Francona (US Air Force, Ret.), a retired intelligence officer with extensive work throughout the Middle East and military analyst for CNN.
- Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, a former Deputy Commanding General for the U.S. Army, Pacific, Command, with expertise in Special Operations, Civil-Military Operations, and counter-terrorism.
- Col. Ken Allard (US Army, Ret.), a former Dean of the U.S. National War College and a widely known commentator on foreign policy and security issues.
- Lt. Col. Bill Cowan (Ret.), a FOX News Channel contributor and internationally acknowledged expert in the areas of terrorism, homeland security, intelligence and military special operations.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m. EDT
WHERE: National Press Club — The Winners Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045