• 17 Jun 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA


17 June 2014

 at the

Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA

Pay at the door with a 

check for $ 29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc

Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1200 PM

Mr. Russell G. J. Breighner will speak on “Putin’s Capability for Power Projection; Does China have his back?”

Mr. Breighner extensive Russian expertise was gained from a wide variety of assignments involving Russia and his graduate program in Russian Studies from Georgetown University. Some of these assignment were: (1) working on Soviet Strategy and Doctrine, (2) investigating Soviet Inland Waterways and Ports, and (3) drafting a chapter for the largest NIE (over 400 pages) ever: “ Soviet Military Research and Development.” He received a personal note of congratulations from the NIC Chairman, Robert Gates. For years, he chaired the Threat Advanced Steering Group for the Joint Cruise Missile Program Office. A further example of his understanding of complex weapon system was demonstrated when he advised Senator Warner that the use of Electromagnetic weapons would degrade the Serbian electrical and electronic systems. This use reduce the Serbian power by 70% in some cases. For this he received the Senatorial Republican Medal of Freedom.

His undergraduate degree in Russian Language and Literature is from the University of Maryland. He has a PhD (ABD) in Russian Studies from Georgetown University and is the author of several books.

 This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule.  You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record. 

 The Defense Intelligence Forum is open to members of all Intelligence Community associations and their guests.

Make reservations by 14 June 2014 by email to  Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. 

 For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection.

Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit  card payment are discouraged.

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