Emerging Threats and Homeland/National Security: The Role of Missile Defense

Independent Working Group Roundtable

June 23, 2009

Washington, D.C.

The Independent Working Group (IWG) convened a one-day roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2009. In addition to IWG members, the discussion featured remarks by Senator Jon Kyl, Senate minority whip; Congressman Trent Franks, Committee on Armed Services; Congressman Todd Tiahrt, Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense; Congressman Doug Lamborn, Committee on Armed Services, and co-chair, Congressional Missile Defense Caucus; and William Forstchen, author of One Second After, the New York Times best-selling novel on the devastating effects of an EMP attack.