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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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    Cybersecurity Needs

    At a conference on cyber security, the first panelists talked about the long-term cyber-security requirements of federal agencies, and how the United States could best defend itself against…

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    Syrian Transition After Assad Regime

    Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to fall. The Institute for the Study of War’s Joseph Holliday said the fall of the Assad…

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    Drone Strikes and Counterterrorism

    Two counterterrorism experts talked about the drone strike program and the people and groups it targets. They said the Obama administration’s expanded use of drone strikes may be…

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    Special Operations and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists discuss the political and strategic implications of America’s reliance on special operations forces, and the prediction that it will increase in the coming…

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    U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations

    Panelists spoke about elections in Taiwan, China and the U.S, and how they might impact relationships between the countries. Among the topics addressed were territorial disputes in the…

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    Egypt's Presidential Elections

    Participants spoke about recent elections in Egypt held following the fall of the Mubarak regime. The talked about the initial results of the election and implications for…

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    Security of Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about security operations in Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were the recent rise in violence prior to a presidential election, the implication of…

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    Human Rights in China

    Harry Wu spoke about human rights issues in China and political efforts to address some international concern about China’s record prior to the 2008 Olympic Games in…

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    Political Events in Pakistan

    The panelists talked about the history of U.S.-Pakistan relations and the internal politics of Pakistan. They focused on the elections in Pakistan scheduled to take place in January…

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin reported on his trip to Iraq. Topics included the September 11 terrorist attacks and their effects, the war in Iraq and its death toll, the history…

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    Terrorist Use of the Internet

    Ms. David talked about ways in which terrorists such as members of al-Qaida use the Internet to train for and plot new attacks. Topics included Homeland Security Department…

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    Situation in Darfur

    Congressional leaders talked about the situation in Darfur. They talked about the levels of violence in the region, evidence of ethnic cleansing and genocide, and the status of…

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    Public Service Awards

    Former Rep. Roemer presented both Senators Hagel and Kennedy with the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award. After he outlined Senator Hagel’s biography and…

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    Tribute to Senators Byrd and Lugar

    Senators Byrd and Lugar received the 2003 Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award from the Center for National Policy. The award honors those who have made significant…

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    National Security Policy

    Senator Feinstein spoke about national security policy, the Bush administration’s foreign policy approach to crises around the world, and the need to build international coalitions to…

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