A group of former Marines, among them the head of FedEx and former Vice Chairman of General Motors held a roundtable discussion Monday on improving America's energy security. The Hudson Institute hosted the event.
The discussion covered the topics of domestic oil production and alternative energy. The guests questioned U.S. security and oil policies, along with the negotiation of oil prices and alternatives to Middle Eastern oil. The panelists, all of whom are businessmen and former Marines, also made the case that electric vehicles are a national security issue that will help with economic stability.
Panelists included Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, and CEO, FedEx Corporation; Co-Chairman, SAFE's Energy Security Leadership Council; Gen. P. X. Kelley (Ret.), 28th Commandant, United States Marine Corps; Co-Chairman, Energy Security Leadership Council; Gen. James Conway (Ret.), 34th Commandant, United States Marine Corps; Member, Energy Security Leadership Council and Bob Lutz, the former Vice Chairman, General Motors Company. Kenneth Weinstein, Hudson Institute President and CEO, will moderate the discussion.
The discussion was co-spondored by the policy organization Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).