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    National Security

    Former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) spoke about national security and challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. Topics included climate change, cybersecurity, trade, the Middle…

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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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    21st Century Foreign Policy Threats and Challenges

    Former Secretary of State Albright talked about future foreign policy challenges and the ability of future administrations to respond to threats. She said the U.S. could take more…

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    State and Local Disaster Response

    Panelists talked about the community responses to the Boston Marathon bombing and Hurricane Sandy. They also spoke about how social media was used to help during the crises, and how…

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    Alternative Energy and the Navy

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus was one of the featured speakers at a discussion hosted by the Truman National Security Project. In his remarks he said the military must invest in alternative…

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    Nuclear Programs in North Korea and Iran

    Ambassador Wendy Sherman talked about Democratic Party approaches to policy regarding nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran. From July 1997 through January 2001, she was the…

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