The National Defense University (NDU) Foundation presented the 2018 American Patriot Award to former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at a May 8 gala in Washington, D.C. In a wide-ranging conversation before the award presentation, Secretaries Baker and Panetta discussed U.S. relations with Iran, North Korea, China and Russia.
The foundation is a nonpartisan, philanthropic organization established to support the NDU's mission of joint strategic education and leadership development. The American Patriot Award honors exceptional Americans whose leadership and dedication embody U.S. ideals and democratic principles in pursuit of enhanced human security and global stability.
Watch video of the discussion and award presentation below: