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    Book Discussion on Knife Fights

    Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl (Retired) talked about his book, Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, in which he discusses the development and effectiveness of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Invisible Front

    Yochi Dreazen talked about his book, The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War, in which he tells the story of two brothers who died while serving with the U.S. Army, one…

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    Book Discussion on Asia's Cauldron

    Robert Kaplan talked about his book, Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, in which he discusses China’s efforts to control the South China Sea,…

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    National Security and Foreign Policy

    Former State and Defense Department officials and former Middle East adviser Dennis Ross talked about President Obama’s challenges in foreign policy and national…

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    Defense Department Restructuring

    Think tank representatives from across the political spectrum talked about defense spending and the competing plans from the president and Congress to cut spending while maintaining…

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    Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that the United States' fight against al-Qaeda was taking a new direction and moving beyond declared…

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    National Security and the 2012 Election

    National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential candidates stand on the major foreign policy and defense issues. Topics included recent…

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    Book Discussion on The Revenge of Geography

    Robert Kaplan, the chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, discussed the role that geography has played in shaping world events and talked about the role it will play in the future. He…

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    National Security Agenda

    Defense and foreign policy scholars discussed the U.S. national security agenda in the Middle East, North Africa and the Asia Pacific regions and the role of national security issues in the…

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    U.S. Constitution, Politics and Civic Discourse

    Former Justice David Souter moderated a panel on the U.S. Constitution and its role in shaping civil society. Among the issues they addressed were the state of political discourse,…

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    Military Suicide

    Panelists talked about a recent Center for a New American Security report on military suicides titled “Losing the Battle: The Challenge of Military Suicide.”

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    Political Change in the Arab World

    Jake Sullivan spoke about U.S. foreign policy priorities, particularly in reaction to political unrest and democratic revolutions across North Africa and the Middle East. He also…

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    U.S.-Asia Relations

    Panelists talked about economic and security developments in Asia, mainly China and the Koreas, and U.S. interests in the region. Other topics included North Korea leadership and…

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    Cyber Security in the Information Age

    Cyber security representatives from the Defense and Homeland Security Departments and a former Facebook security chief talked about emerging cyber attack threats. They also focused on…

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    Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaida

    Panelists discussed the situation in Pakistan, the Afghanistan War, and al-Qaida. Among the topics they addressed were regional security challenges, the transition to Afghan control,…

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    Lieutenant General Rodriguez Remarks

    Lieutenant General David Rodriguez spoke about U.S. military and civilian operations in Afghanistan. Among the topics he addressed were the status of forces in the theater of…

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    Arab World Unrest

    Panelists talked about the violence in Syria, the Middle East peace process, and Saudi Arabia’s role in the region. Assistant Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl also said that said…

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    Book Discussion on The Future of Power

    Joseph Nye talked about the changing nature of power in global affairs. He argued that in the future, military and economic power would have competition in the digital age.  On…

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    Defense Spending

    Ashton Carter begins his remarks with comments about the importance of national security and defense priorities in Afghanistan. He then focused on the defense department budget and its…

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    Future of Afghanistan

    Lieutenant General David Barno, who once commanded U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, and former adviser to General Stanley McChrystal Andrew Exum gave their recommendations on U.S.…

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