Securing Tomorrow with David Ignatius and Amb. Kay Bailey Hutchison
On Thursday, October 12, The Washington Post hosted Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, for an interview with columnist David Ignatius. Ambassador Hutchison discussed the future of the transatlantic alliance, mounting threats from Russia and North Korea and her top priorities in the areas of military cooperation, intelligence-gathering and combating terrorism.
This event is part of the ongoing Securing Tomorrow series featuring Ignatius in conversation with leaders in national security, intelligence and defense about what’s at stake for the world.
Program Recap
Amid reports of ongoing tension between President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, who met with Tillerson on Thursday, asserted that he and the president “are working very well” on foreign policy matters.
Program Highlights
U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, describes what more NATO can do in order to deal with the hybrid warfare threats coming from Russia.
U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, discusses President Trump's upcoming deadline to recertify the Iran nuclear deal. Hutchison says that Iranian behavior in the Middle East is a cause of concern for the president.
U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, describes President Trump's strategy for adding more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, saying she thinks the “new Afghanistan plan has a chance to succeed.”
U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, says that although there are issues with Turkey, they have been "a good ally" noting that "it is complicated."
U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, describes NATO’s concerns over the threats coming from North Korea.
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Amb. Kay Bailey Hutchison
U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO
Kay Bailey Hutchison currently serves as the United States Permanent Representative to NATO. She previously served as a United States Senator from Texas from 1993 to 2013. The former senator (R-Tex.) was confirmed as the new ambassador to NATO in August 2017.
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David Ignatius
David Ignatius is a Columnist for The Washington Post. He writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog.
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