Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee

Michael McCaul, U.S. Representative (R-Texas); Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee; Author, Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland—and How to Thwart Them; Twitter: @RepMcCaul
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator

McCaul details the most pressing threats to our country based on his deep knowledge of our national security readiness, and he advocates for the action needed to protect us from them. In detail, he depicts the truth behind these hazards that are closer than we realize and suggests potential solutions for the government to take to keep Americans safe. As the 2016 presidential election quickly approaches, he believes Americans must turn their attention to these real and present dangers, and demand that the executive branch combat them with the seriousness and urgency they require.