Layne Discusses US Grand Strategy

August 27, 2010

On 13 May, Christopher Layne was one of five leading national security experts invited to a private dinner with the Admiral Gary Roughhead, Chief of Naval Operations to discuss future U.S. grand strategy; specifically, the Navy’s interest in reorienting U.S. grand strategy toward on Offshore Balancing posture. The dinner was held at Tingey House, the CNO’s official residence.  In addition to Professor Layne, the civilian guests were John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago), Robert Pape (University of Chicago), Barry Posen (MIT), and Seth Cropsey (Hudson Institute - former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy).

In addition to Admiral Roughead, the following senior naval officers also attended:  Vice-Admiral Sam Locklear (Director, Navy Staff), Vice-Admiral Jack Dorsett (Deputy CNO for Information Dominance), Vice-Admiral Bill Burke (Deputy CNO for Fleet Readiness and Logistics), Rear Admiral Cecil Haney (Director, Naval Warfare Integration), Rear Admiral Phil Wisecup (President Naval War College), Ford Hart (Political Advisor to the CNO), and Margie Watson (Director of the CNO’s Strategic Action Group).

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