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    Women in Combat, Defense Department Officials

    Pentagon representatives assessed the status of integrating women into combat roles since the 2013 rescission of the Defense Department’s ground combat policy that automatically…

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    Women in Combat, Representatives Sanchez and McSally

    Panelists talked about the ways members of Congress had been tracking combat integration.  Congressmen Sanchez and McSally spoke by pre-recorded videos about their support for…

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    Women in Combat, Firsthand Accounts of Women

    Panelists gave firsthand accounts of women who had participated in combat, including as part of Cultural Support Teams. Gayle Lemmon was the author Ashley’s War: The Untold Story…

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    Women and Camaraderie in the Military

    Panelists talked about unit cohesion in the military and the ways the concept has been instrumental in excluding women from combat. They focused on research showing that camaraderie…

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    Women in Combat, Panel on Standards

    Panelists discussed the different approaches military organizations had taken to setting and validating gender-neutral occupational standards for combat.  “Getting Standards…

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    Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense

    Lieutenant General James Kowalski, deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command, gave an update on nuclear deterrence and missile defense. He said that outer space as well as cyber space…

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    Ralph Peters on National Security and Foreign Policy

    Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters talked about the changing world and the need to clarify the difference between “the administration” and “the government”…

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    General Dunford on Operations in Afghanistan

    General Joseph Dunford, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said that Afghan forces would be ready to take over as the U.S. prepares to pull back from the country at the end of 2014. He…

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    Reserve Officers Association National Security Symposium

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke at the Reserve Officers Association National Security Symposium and responded to questions submitted by members of the…

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    Challenges of the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about reasons the U.S. lost the Vietnam War, including decisions made by military leadership. This panel was hosted by the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the…

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    Michelle Flournoy Remarks on Defense Department Policy

    Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michelle Flournoy spoke at the Reserve Officers Association Symposium. In her remarks she praised President Obama for initiatives to get returning…

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    National Security Symposium, Opening Session

    General David Petraeus, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and Michael O’Hanlon spoke at the Reserve Officers Association Symposium. They talked about meeting national security…

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    Civil-Military Relations

    Representative Skelton talked about House Armed Services Committee operations and relations between Congress and the military. He also spoke about oversight duties of the committee,…

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    Combating Terrorism

    President Bush spoke to the Reserve Officers Association about U.S. counterrorism policy and confronting threats to U.S. national security posed by global terror organizations. He also…

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    Book Discussion on Never Quit the Fight

    Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters (Ret.) talked about his book Never Quit the Fight, published by Stackpole Books. During this keynote address at the Reserve Officers Association’s…

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    Role of Reserve Forces

    Secretary Rumsfeld spoke to reservists about various threats to national security, the role of the reserves in combating terrorism, and personnel issues. Following a brief statement he…

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    Reserve Forces Issues

    Reserve officers spoke about the role of the reserves in fighting terrorism, potential involvement in action against Iraq, and personnel issues. Following their remarks they answered…

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    Prisoner of War Issues

    Colonel Royals talked about treatment of prisoners of war, his experiences as a prisoner of war in Korea, and about life after prison camp. He also talked about preparing military…

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    Bioterrorism

    Public health officials spoke about the threats posed by biological weapons and potential responses by the medical community to a terrorist attack. Following their remarks they…

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    Military Issues

    President Bush spoke to military officers and supporters about increasing the defense budget to meet the needs of conflicts against terrorism and modernizaton.

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