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    U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, the commander of Operation Resolute Support and the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. policy in Afghanistan.

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    Women's Rights in Afghanistan

    Rula Ghani, the first lady of Afghanistan, spoke about the role of women in her home country, and the need to support and encourage them. She described her life growing up as a…

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    Pakistani Counterterrorism Efforts

    Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan spoke about his country’s 20-point national plan to fight terrorism. Pakistan’s government drafted the plan following a…

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    Developments in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Operations Commander General John Campbell testified on developments in Afghanistan. He told committee members that he had provided the Obama administration with options…

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    National Security Strategy

    Two former undersecretaries of Defense for policy, Eric Edelman and Michele Flournoy, testified on national security threats facing the U.S. They answered questions on Iran’s nuclear…

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    After Words with Toby Harnden

    Toby Harnden talked about his book Dead Men Risen: An Epic Story of War and Heroism in Afghanistan, in which he recounts a British battalion’s efforts to prevent the Taliban from…

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    Book Discussion on The Upstairs Wife

    Rafia Zakaria talked about her book The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, in which she presents a personal and political history of Pakistan. In her book, the author…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including a shooting incident that killed three American contractors at a military base in…

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    Trade Initiative With India

    Justin Sink, White House reporter with The Hill, spoke by phone about the $4 billion trade agreement with India, which President Obama announced during his trip to the country.

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    Book Discussion on Warrior Diplomat

    Michael Waltz talked about his book, Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret’s Battles from Washington to Afghanistan, about his experiences fighting the war on terror in Afghanistan and in…

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    Security Transition in Afghanistan

    Marine Brigadier General Daniel Yoo talked about his experiences while serving served as the commanding general of the Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Afghanistan. General Yoo led…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including Secretary Kerry’s visit to India and criticism of the administration for failing to send a…

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    U.S.-Asia Policy

    Panelists talked about the Obama administration’s focus on Asia and how global events and a Republican-controlled Congress could affect U.S. policy in the region.  Topics included…

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    U.S.-Funded Reconstruction in Afghanistan

    John Sopko talked about the most recent special inspector general’s report on overseeing U.S.-funded reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and on counternarcotics efforts in that…

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    Book Discussion No Good Men Among the Living and Worth Fighting For

    Anand Gopal, author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes, and Rory Fanning, author of Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey…

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    Turkey's Syria Policy and ISIS

    Journalists and foreign policy analysts talked about Turkey’s policies toward Syria following increased violence by ISIS* militants in the region. They discussed Turkey’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Underground Girls of Kabul and Without You, There Is No Us

    Jenny Nordberg, author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan, and Suki Kim, author of Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of…

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    Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

    The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Kailash Satyarthi from India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan for their “struggles in fighting against the suppression of for the right of…

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    Pakistan School Shooting

    Tim Craig spoke by phone to talk about a Taliban-led attack on a school in Pakistan in which more than 100 people were killed.

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    U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

    Major General Todd Semonite talked from Kabul, Afghanistan, about the role of U.S. troops in the country and the ability of Afghan forces to combat the Taliban. responded to telephone…

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