November 21, 2014 5:14 pm

Global’s Tom Clark kicks off Halifax Security Forum with panel

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson arrives for the opening news conference at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Friday, November 21, 2014.

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Global’s chief political respondent Tom Clark moderated the first panel at the Halifax International Security Forum, which began Friday afternoon.

The annual forum is hosting a U.S. delegation led by senators John McCain and Tim Kaine, as well as leaders from the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, according to a release.

“As leaders grapple with the significant developments and disappointments of the past year, now is the time for a real conversation about the actions democratic leaders can and should take in confronting terrorists, disrupting non-state actors and challenging aggressive regimes that discard international norms,” said Peter Van Praagh, president of the Halifax International Security Forum, in a statement.

Clark moderated a panel called “Fortress North America: How Glorious? How Free?” which featured the following speakers:

  • General Frank Grass, Chief, United States National Guard Bureau
  • General Charles Jacoby, Commander, United States Northern Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command
  • General Thomas Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

The full agenda for the forum, which runs until Sunday, can be found here.

You can follow along on Twitter @HFXforum and use the hashtag #HISF2014.

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