This page is hosted on AFS file server space, which is being shut down on November 13, 2018. If you are seeing this message, your service provider needs to take steps now. Visit for more information.
American Diplomacy

Spoken Word Review
October 2016

Defending Cyberspace
Inside the Making of India’s National Security Policy
Reforming the United Nations
The Legacy of the Reagan Administration
Maritime Security
President Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Kennedy and General LeMay Argue About Response to Cuban Missile Crisis
Meetings About the Cuban Missile Crisis

Highlight map


Francis Sempa is the author of Somewhere in France, Somewhere in Germany: A Combat Soldier's Journey through the Second World War (2011), America's Global Role (2009), and Geopolitics: From the Cold War to the 21st Century (2002). He is a contributor to Population Decline and the Remaking of Great Power Politics (2012), and has written on historical and foreign policy topics for Joint Force Quarterly, the University Bookman, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Strategic Review, and the Washington Times. He is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, an adjunct professor of political science at Wilkes University, and a contributing editor to American Diplomacy.


Support American Diplomacy RSS Mailing-list Subscription Email American Diplomacy Facebook

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—October 2016    

"Defending Cyberspace"
On October 18, 2016, Curtis Dukes of the Natioall Security Agency (NSA) spoke on cybersecurity at the American Enterprise Institute. He discussed the nature of the threats in this domain and identified current and potential cyber opponenets, including Russia, China and Iran. He also suggested that the natione needs to rethink how it organizes institutionally for cyber defense.;

"Inside the Making of India's National Security Policy"
A former member of India’s foreign policy/national security establishment, Shivshankar Menon, spoke recently at the Brookings Institution about his new book about the making of India’s foreign policy.

"Reforming the United Nations"
Former Australian Prime Minister and foreign Minister Kevin Rudd spoke recently at the Carnegie Endownment of International Peace about the necessity of reforming the UN to make it more effective in an increasingly interdepemdent world.

"The Legacy of the Reagan Administration"
On October 13, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted an event where Jacob Weisberg, Peter Wallison and James Wilson discussed how much credit President Reagn deserves for ending and winning the Cold War.

"Maritime Security"
U.S. Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, head of Southern Command, in an event co-sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the U.S. Naval Institute, discussed current and future challenges in maritime security.

"President Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis"
On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy in a televised address to the nation, discussed the implications of the placement of Russian nuclear weapons and delivery systems in Cuba.

"Kennedy and General LeMay Argue About Response to Cuban Missile Crisis"
This is a recording of an argument between President Kennedy and Air Force General Lemay about the proper response to the Cuban Missile Crisis on October 19, 1962.

"Meetings About the Cuban Missile Crisis"
Recordings of ExComm and other meetings related to the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.



American Diplomacy is the Publication of Origin for this work. Permission to republish is freely granted with credit and a link back to American Diplomacy

white starAmerican Diplomacy white star
Copyright © 2016 American Diplomacy Publishers Chapel Hill NC