The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Some folks are look­ing be­yond the elec­tion, mean­while. Some se­ri­ous brass will at­tend the 2016 Rea­gan Na­tional De­fense Fo­rum, which bears the motto “Build­ing peace through strength”. It’s sched­uled for early De­cem­ber at the spec­tac­u­lar Rea­gan Pres­i­den­tial Li­brary in Simi Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia. A par­tial list of those on board for the event:

Ash­ton Carter, Sec­re­tary of De­fense; Deb­o­rah Lee James, Sec­re­tary of the Air Force; Gen. David Gold­fein, Air Force Chief of Staff; Gen. Mark Mil­ley, Army Chief of Staff; Gen. Robert Neller, Marine Corps Com­man­dant; Adm. John Richard­son, Chief of Naval Op­er­a­tions; Adm. Michael Rogers, U.S. Cyber Com­mand; Sens. Joni Ernst, Lind­sey Gra­ham, Jerry Mo­ran, Ken Calvert plus Reps. Kay Granger, Tom Graves, Michael D. Rogers, Mac Thorn­berry and Brad Wen­strup.

The foun­da­tion also re­veals that the afore­men­tioned Mr. Carter and for­mer vice pres­i­dent Dick Cheney will re­ceive the Peace Through Strength Award — a bronze ea­gle set into a black gran­ite base, bear­ing the phrase “Free­dom is never more than one gen­er­a­tion away from ex­tinc­tion,” one of Rea­gan’s sig­na­ture mot­toes. The award cites those who strengthen and sup­port the U.S. mil­i­tary and the na­tional de­fense, “and safe­guard the lives and in­ter­ests of the Amer­i­can peo­ple,” ad­vises the foun­da­tion notes.

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