2018 Munich Security Conference

NSA McMaster

From Friday until Sunday, more than 30 heads of state and government and over 100 cabinet ministers from across the globe came together at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) for discussions on major international security challenges.

The United States of America was represented at the MSC 2018 with a wide-ranging delegation. It featured the following principals from different branches of government:

  • Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (DOD travel announcement; Arrival video)
  • National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster (Photo album with quotes from his remarks; full text of remarksVOA report)
  • Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan (DOS travel announcement; meeting w/ Poroshenko; meeting w/ Amb. Ischinger; arrival w/ CDA)
  • Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette (photo on FB; pictoquote)
  • Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo
  • USAID Administrator Amb. Mark Green
  • Members of Congress (Senators Lindsey Graham, James Risch, Ben Sasse, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeanne Shaheen, Michael Bennet, and Jeff Merkley; Representatives Michael Turner, Adam Schiff, Joe Wilson, Joaquin Castro, and Darrell Issa) (Photo album from bilat w/ German DefSec von der Leyen)
  • Special Representative for Ukraine Amb. Kurt Volker (Pictoquote Instagram)
  • US NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison (w/ CDA)
  • White House Cyber Security Coordinator Rob Joyce (tweet)
  • Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation Christopher Ford
  • Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh (Women’s breakfast)
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe Elisabeth Millard
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber Robert Strayer
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Charles Faulkner
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Wells Griffith
  • Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti
  • USAFRICOM Commander Gen. Thomas Waldhauser
  • US Army Europe Commander Gen. Christopher Cavoli
  • Charge D’Affaires Kent Logsdon, U.S. Embassy Berlin (FB video)
  • Consul General Jennifer Gavito

In addition, there are countless other U.S. officials working under and with these individuals, along with representatives of U.S. civil society, think tanks, and media. Ambassador Ischinger has said that this is one of the largest Executive Branch delegations from the United States in the history of the event, and it reinforces the importance of and commitment to the transatlantic relationship.