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Symposium: Strategic Warning and the Role of Intelligence Lessons Learned from the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Fri, April 16, 2010 • 12:30 PM


Strategic Warning and the Role of Intelligence
Lessons Learned from the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

LBJ Presidential Library & Museum
Central Intelligence Agency

12:30                           Welcome 
Mark Updegrove, Director, LBJ Library
12:30-12:50                 Opening Remarks
                                    Admiral Bobby Inman, Former Deputy Director, CIA                                                    
12:50-1:00                   Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Mark Updegrove, Director, LBJ Library
1:00-1:45                     Keynote Address
Strategic Warning and the Role of Intelligence 
Ambassador Robert Hutchings, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs
1:45                             Break
2:00-3:15                     Panel Discussion #1  
The Soviet Invasion from an Intelligence Analyst Perspective                                                                 
Panel chair: Donald Steury, CIA Historian
Panel members (former analysts): John Bird, Doug MacEachin, Tom Troy
3:15                             Break
3:30-4:45                     Panel Discussion #2
Strategic Warning in the Post-Soviet Environment
                                  Panel chair:  Donald Steury
Panel members: 
Mark Kramer, Director, Cold War Studies Project, Harvard 
Peter Clement, Deputy Director of Intelligence, CIA 
Mike Absher, Scowcroft Institute, Texas A&M

4:45-5:00                     Historical Collections Program at CIA
Joseph Lambert, Director of Information Management Services, CIA
5:00                             Reception

As part of this event, the CIA’s Historical Collections Division, working with the LBJ Library, has put together more than 500 formerly classified documents and other historical material highlighting the role intelligence played in informing U.S. policy regarding the Soviet-Czechoslovak crisis that took place over forty years ago.  A DVD containing the documents will be provided to all attendees, and the collection will be made available to the public on the CIA Web site.  To highlight the document release, the symposium will feature scholarly discussion on the intelligence support provided to the Johnson Administration and on the lessons that can be drawn from the 1968 invasion for strategic warning and the role of intelligence in today’s world.
The symposium is free and open to the public but advance registration is required.  Please email if you plan to attend or with questions.

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