REAGAN ON THE RADAR
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.