Vice President Dick Cheney discusses U.S. security at Board of Overseers meeting

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Vice President Dick Cheney closed the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers meeting with remarks to overseers, fellows, and guests on Tuesday afternoon in Washington, D.C.

Vice President Cheney discussed United States security and lauded the performance of President Bush and U.S. law enforcement for policies and actions taken since 9/11.

Earlier on Tuesday, those attending the meeting heard remarks from Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. secretary of defense, who discussed the huge shift in military operations during the past five years to meet the threats of terrorism.

Samuel W. Bodman, U.S. secretary of energy, commented on the search for alternative and new fuel resources to help America retain its leadership and power.

Joshua B. Bolten, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, talked about the need for good economic decisions to bolster national security and sustain economic growth.

Hoover senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson reflected on current affairs in Iraq and the interplay of oil, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation threats around the world.

More than 500 guests, overseers, and fellows concluded the evening at a reception.