|NPC Day Book: Event Details|
|Event Name:||Gen. Barry McCaffrey|
|Event Date:||Feb. 26, 2010|
|Event Type:||NPC Newsmaker|
|Sponsored by:||Newsmakers Committee|
|Event Location:||Zenger Room|
4-STAR GEN. BARRY McCAFFREY, SAN ANTONIO SPURS OWNER PETER HOLT, VVMF PRESIDENT JAN SCRUGGS TO REPORT ON VIETNAM TRIP BY VETERANS AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB “NEWSMAKERS” NEWS CONFERENCE; URGE RECONCILIATION, DEMINING, EDUCATION
The three Vietnam veterans will issue a report on the group’s mission to support demining activities, dedicate a school, and meet with top Vietnamese government and economic leaders. Vietnam veterans and their families who participated on the delegation trip will participate in the news conference.
One interesting note was the delegation’s meeting with former Vietnam veterans who had been opposing combatants. McCaffrey reported “a spirit of reconciliation and mutual respect.”
MEDIA NOTE: Following the Vietnam discussion, McCaffrey, now Adjunct Professor of International Relations at West Point and a national security and drug policy expert in the media, will be available to discuss the situations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Mexico, and Haiti. He has served as National Drug Policy Director, SouthCom Commander, and a commander in the Gulf War, and has made numerous recent missions to the countries involved.