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Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Travels to Aspen

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 17, 2013


Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Rick Barton will travel to Aspen, CO, July 18-19, 2013, to attend the 2013 Aspen Security Forum.

On Friday, July 19, Assistant Secretary Barton will speak on a panel entitled “Putting Out Fires Before They Spread: The U.S. Role in Preventing Conflict.” He will be joined by co-panelists Admiral Bill H. McRaven, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command; Michael Sheehan, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict; and Major General Raymond Thomas, Former Commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force Afghanistan. POLITICO’s Josh Gerstein will moderate the discussion.

The Assistant Secretary’s remarks will begin at 1:30 p.m., at the Aspen Meadows Campus, 845 Meadows Road, Aspen, CO 81611. This event will be open to the press.

Media representatives wishing to cover the Aspen Security Forum may register for press credentials here.

More information on Assistant Secretary Barton and the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations is available on Twitter and Facebook. For more information on the State Department’s work on civilian security, democracy, and human rights, follow @civsecatstate or visit

PRN: 2013/0898


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