Integrated Deterrence in a Multi-polar World

Is the United States at Risk? (Part 1)

Presented by Shield Capital

The Newport National Security Symposium, part of the Strategic Issues Series, was held on August 17, 2023, and welcomed distinguished speakers from across the defense, intelligence, and academic communities to share their perspectives on the U.S. economy’s potential risks in a multi-polar world. This year’s theme expanded on the 2022 United States National Security Strategy. China and Russia remain critical threats to the U.S. due to their increasing alignment and the distinct challenges each poses. 


Presenting Sponsor

Shield Capital
Chairman Emeritus Philip M. Bilden and Dr. Patricia Bilden

Commander in Chief

Chairman Daniel E. Holland III and Mrs. Deborah B. Holland
Trustee Ralph Isham and Mrs. Ala Isham
Trustee James Metcalf and Mrs. Renee Metcalf

Flag Officers

RDML AB Cruz III, USN (Ret.), NWCF Vice Chairman and Treasurer, and Dr. Jill Cruz
Trustee Dominic Dannessa, Ph.D. and Mrs. Josette Dannessa
Trustee Phil Dunmire and Mrs. Linda Dunmire
Trustee CAPT David P. Hunter, USNR (Ret.) and Mrs. Paula Hunter
NWCF Secretary Mitchell B. Waldman and Mrs. Debbie Waldman

Commanding Officers

Trustee Byron Marchant, Esq.
The Honorable Juliette Clagett McLennan, Trustee
Chairman Emeritus William Obenshain and Mrs. Penelope Obenshain

Executive Officers


Department Heads

Mrs. Linda Gordon
CAPT George E. Lang, Jr., USN (Ret.), NWCF President & CEO, and Dr. Wendy Lang
Muffy Blake and Robert Murray
Trustee Barbara Schoenfeld, Dr. Larry Schoenfeld, and The Sand Foundation


Muffy Blake and Robert Murray, in honor of LT and Mrs. Alexander G. Holloway


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