Author to speak at Eisenhower Library about the privatization of national security


ABILENE, Kan. –  Author Ann Hagedorn will speak about the privatization of American’s national  security at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home on Thursday, September 11. The free public program begins at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium.

Hagedorn’s latest book, The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security, was released in August. It is an investigation into the world of private military contractors. The book exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it’s heading, and why we should be concerned.


Hagedorn has been a writer for The Wall Street Journal, special projects editor for the New York Daily News and has taught writing at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her previous books are Savage Peace, Beyond the River, Ransom and Wild Ride.


Copies of The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security will be for sale at the Presidential Gift Shop. A book signing will follow the presentation.

The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.


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