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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. policy options for Iraq’s long-term security.

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    Violence and Politics in Iraq

    State and Defense Departments officials testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in ongoing violence and terrorism in Iraq. Brett…

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    Escalating Violence in Iraq

    Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily and others talked about the the escalating violence in Iraq and the threat and influence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They…

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    Panel Discussion on Foreign Affairs

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign affairs issues, including conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq, Southeast Asia, and other regions. “Ukraine, Iraq, and Southeast Asia: Hot Spots Around the…

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    Book Discussion on On Saudi Arabia

    Karen Elliott House talked about her book, On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines, in which she provides an inside look at the history, culture, and politics of Saudi…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues. She reiterated that the investigation into the passenger plane, Malaysa Airlines MH17, shot…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of issues, including U.S. options in Iraq, the situation in Syria, and the military’s decision to grant…

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    Representative Jim McGovern on U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Representative James McGovern (D-MA) talked about his resolution that would require U.S. troops to leave Iraq by the end of 2014. Other topics included the lawsuit against President Obama…

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    Middle East, Europe and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Shane Harris talked about ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Topics included the rising violence between Israel and Hamas, continued violence in Iraq and the militant group Islamic…

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    Book Discussion on Iran and The United States

    Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former high-ranking member of Iran’s National Security Council, talked about his book, Iran and The United States: An Insider’s View on the Failed…

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast With Representative Ed Royce

    House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ed Royce (R-CA) talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. Topics…

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    Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Senator McCaskill

    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) spoke briefly to reporters at the Senate subway stop following a closed-door Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint…

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    Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Senator McCain

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) spoke briefly to reporters at the Senate subway stop following a closed-door Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint…

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    Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    A few members of the Senate Armed Services Committee spoke briefly to reporters at the Senate subway stop following a closed-door Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary…

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    Violence in Iraq

    Professor Benjamin Jensen talked about the latest developments in Iraq and Syria in light of sectarian violence in the region. He also talked about U.S. options in Iraq. At the…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey spoke to reporters on the situation in Iraq. Secretary Hagel said the mission was twofold, one to protect…

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    Update on Iraq

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey talked about the latest developments in Iraq. Topics included U.S. policy toward the Iraq over the preceding decade, the history of the…

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    Iraq Crisis and the Kurds

    Two Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representatives talked about the ongoing conflict in Iraq, what it means for Kurds and the KRG, and the potential for an independent…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters on President Obama’s announcement that he would send additional American troops to Iraq to reinforce security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including the Iraqi Parliament’s failure to reach a deal on new government.

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