LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Bipartisan Council for American Security (BCAS) hosted its first roundtable discussion on July 23rd in Washington DC. The BCAS turned to a trio of national security advisors for leading the discussions on securing American borders, supporting military efforts and furthering economic interests. Elliott Broidy, Chairman of the Advisory Board, was joined by honorary co-chairmen Joe Lieberman and Scott Brown in laying the framework for the coalition's mission.
Former Senator Joe Lieberman emphasized that BCAS policy goals are a necessary contrast to growing calls for entrenchment and disengagement at The Capitol as mentioned on the BCAS website. This contrast was apparent in the opening remarks made by threat mitigation expert Elliott Broidy, who unveiled the group's DIME strategy.
The acronym refers to securing American diplomatic, international, military and economic interests through unilateral or multilateral means. To mobilize support from an ever changing society, the BCAS will pursue a modern grassroots approach that incorporates online and digital efforts. These efforts are designed to build consensus on hotly contested issues such as defense spending, opening international trade and anti-terror programs, according to the BCAS website.
Elliott Broidy is Chairman of Threat Deterrence LLC, a threat mitigation firm serving sovereign nation and corporate clients. His national defense experience also includes serving on the Homeland Security Council from 2005-2009.
Honorary Co-Chairman Scott Brown voiced his support for the proactive approach that underpins the DIME approach. Aside from being effective in earning national support, Brown stressed that proactive outreach also undermines enemy agendas and international threats from being realized.
He has noted that the BCAS objective of global engagement is a needed counterweight to protectionist policies. For Brown, BCAS homeland security initiatives build upon his current role working with the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon.
Senator Lieberman referenced the disparate interests of the approximately 50 attendees as indicative of cohesion that is created by broad issues of secure borders and economic prosperity.
Joe Lieberman retired from the Senate in 2012 after serving four terms. The BCAS is his latest foray into national security advising, which includes his tenure as Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee from 2001 to 2003.
For more information about the Bipartisan Coalition for American Security, please visit: www.bcasnews.com
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