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    Iraqi Elections

    Panelists talked about the April 30, 2014 parliamentary elections in Iraq and U.S. expectations for the country’s future.

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    Book Discussion on Code Name: Johnny Walker

    Former Iraqi translator Johnny Walker and his co-author Jim DeFelice talked about their book, Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight…

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    Al-Qaida in Iraq

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk testified on the resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq.

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    Future U.S. Role in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Former Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy talked about the future role of the U.S. in Afghanistan and Iraq. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Senators McCain and Graham on Troops in Iraq and Terrorism

    Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) held a colloquy on the Senate floor about developments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Topics included troop levels in Iraq and terrorism…

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    Senator Levin on Iraq

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) talked about recent fighting in Iraq.

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    Future of the Army

    General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the U.S. Army. Following prepared remarks he answered written questions submitted by audience members. Regarding security in Iraq, he…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What role should the U.S. play in Iraq in the future?”

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    U.S.-Iraq Relations

    President Obama and Prime Minister Al-Maliki spoke to reporters about relations between the U.S. and Iraq after their meeting. President Obama said the strategic partnership between…

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    Anne Gearan on Security in Iraq

    Ann Gearan, diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Post, talked about President Obama’s meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to discuss security concerns within and…

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    Status of Security and Political Transition in Iraq

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki talked about his country’s progress in security and political transition. He also addressed concerns of a bipartisan group of U.S. senators…

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    Book Discussion on Fobbit

    U.S. Army Veteran David Abrams talked about his book, Fobbit, in which he recalls his experience in Iraq as a military journalist. In 2005, He was deployed to Baghdad for 10 months at…

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    U.S. Civilian Response in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Ambassador Barton talks about U.S. foreign policy and State Department efforts to prevent conflict and encourage stabilization in various parts of the world. In his remarks he focused…

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of General Lloyd Austin to be commander of United States Central Command, which is responsible for operations in the…

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    Book Discussion on Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War

    Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a collection of essays by journalists, government officials, and scholars that looks back on the events…

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    Future of Counterterrorism

    Colonel Michael Meese talked about the future of counterterrorism. Using PowerPoint slides and a video, he gave a report on al Qaida and the Taliban, and discussed insider attacks in…

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    Future of Iraq

    Michael Gordon talked about his book, The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama, Iraq’s future in the current Middle East political…

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    U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Confirmation

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for Robert Stephen Beecroft to become U.S. ambassador to Iraq. Among the topics he addressed were embassy security,…

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    Book Discussion on In the Shadow of Greatness

    Members of the 2002 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class spoke about the book In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War, which…

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    Oil Production in Iraq

    Panelists talked about oil production and distribution in Iraq, as well as challenges facing the industry in post-war Iraq. Iraq’s crude oil production had been recovering,…

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