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International Affairs Forums Lecture Series: Fixing the Facts: Intelligence and Foreign Policy

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February 21, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Milliken Auditorium
1701 E. Front St
Traverse City, MI United States

John F. Kennedy’s “missile gap,” Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction,” Richard Nixon’s invasion of Cambodia and the failure to anticipate the 9/11 attacks: Were these intelligence failures or failures of policymakers to use intelligence?

Dr. Joshua Rovner of the U.S. Naval War College grapples with these issues in a lecture to the IAF in Traverse City. Dr. Rovner is author of the book, Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence.

Forums are held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursdays in the Dennos Museum Center’s Milliken Auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend the 5:15 p.m. reception.

Tickets are $10 at the door; area students and teachers admitted free of charge. Instructors wishing to send an entire class should call 231.995.1700 to arrange for complimentary student tickets.

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