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    U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    James Smith talked about his recent trip with President Obama to Saudi Arabia to pay respect after the death of King Abdullah, and his meeting with the new leader, King Salman. He also…

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    Political Unrest in Yemen

    Panelists talked about the political situation in Yemen, including the Houthi takeover and the resignation of the U.S.-backed government, and the broader consequences for the Middle…

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    Iran Sanctions Bill Markup

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee met to mark up legislation that would impose new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program if negotiators fail to reach a…

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    National Security Threats

    Generals James Mattis (Ret.), General John Keane (Ret.), and Admiral William Fallon (Ret.) testified at a Senate Armed Services committee hearing on threats to U.S. national…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including the security concerns in Yemen after the takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki responded to questions from reporters on a variety of international topics. She talked about the recent terror attack in Yemen, the death of King Abudullah of Saudi Arabia,…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including conflict in Yemen, and strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria.

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    Combating Global Terrorism

    Former Ambassador Marc Ginsberg talked about the terrorist attacks in France and the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Yemen, and how these events could complicate larger U.S.…

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Undersecretary of State David Cohen testified on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear arms program. Members focused on the status of the…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jeffrey Rathke briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including ongoing efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran.

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    U.S.-U.K. Relations

    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to reporters and answered questions on a number of issues, including the shooting at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo…

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    Senator Tom Cotton at Conservative Policy Summit

    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) spoke about U.S. policy toward Iran. The senator, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, talked about Iran’s nuclear and territorial ambitions, and…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics. He announces that Secretary Hagel authorized 1300 additional troops…

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    Role of the Air National Guard

    Lieutenant General Stanley Clarke outlined the expanded role of the Air Force National Guard. Since the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the guard has become a main component of military wartime…

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    Defense Department Briefing on ISIS

    Lieutenant General James Terry briefed reporters and responded to questions on the U.S.-led strikes against ISIS* targets in Iraq and Syria. He gave an update on airstrike operations…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Does the threat posed by ISIS* worry you?” David Jackson…

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    Iraq Reconciliation

    Panelists that included Iraqi political scholars talked about the prospects for reconciliation of the different factions in Iraq. They focused on whether national reconciliation can…

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    Islamic State Threat Assessment

    Brett McGurk, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Obama administration’s strategy against Islamic…

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    Book Disucssion on The Iraq Lie

    Former Representative Joseph Hoeffel (D-PA) talked about his book, The Iraq Lie: How the White House Sold the War, in which he discusses the lead-up to the Iraq War Resolution in the House…

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    Communicators with Kim Zetter

    Kim Zetter talked by remote video from San Francisco about the Stuxnet computer worm, which she called the “first digital weapon.” Stuxnet, which was discovered in June 2010,…

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