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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on topics including Secretary Kerry’s travels in the Middle East to encourage support in the region for combating ISIL*, the…

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    Afghanistan Outlook

    Matthew Rosenberg talked about the outlook for Afghanistan’s political and national security future. He also discussed his concerns about the corruption in Afghanistan, the…

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    Book Discussion on Valor

    Mark Lee Greenblatt talked about his book, Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in which he tells stories of soldiers who demonstrated extraordinary courage…

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    Major General Harold Greene Burial Service

    The burial service for U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was held at Arlington National Cemetery. Major General Greene was killed in Afghanistan on August 5, 2014, when a gunman…

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    Book Discussion on What We Won

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89, about the CIA’s involvement in Afghanistan from 1979-1989. He also talked about…

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    Arrival of Major General Harold Greene's Remains

    The “dignified transfer” ceremony of the remains of Major General Harold Greene to Dover Air Force Base was shown. Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters during his daily White House briefing. He talked about an attack on military personnel in Afghanistan in which a general was…

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    Situation in Afghanistan

    Lisa Curtis talked about the latest developments in Afghanistan’s presidential elections, Afghani President Hamid Karzai’s leadership, the continued attacks by the Taliban, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Taliban Revival

    Hassan Abbas talked about his book, The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier, in which he discusses the return to power of the Taliban in…

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    President Karzai's Legacy in Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the legacy of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, including the obstacles he faced as president and the future of Afghanistan. Former Afghanistan Commander John Allen…

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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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    Afghanistan Elections

    Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and former Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary David Sedney talked about Afghanistan’s recent presidential election, the impact of the…

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    NATO Issues

    NATO Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama at the White House. He said Russia could face deeper sanctions if it continued to…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including Israeli military activity in Gaza, a senior U.S. diplomat being asked to leave Bahrain…

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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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    Afghan Economy and Political Transition

    Paul Ross talked about Afghanistan and shared findings and recommendations from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Article IV Consultation, an annual review of…

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    Book Discussion on The Underground Girls of Kabul

    Jenny Nordberg talked about her book, The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan. The interview took place at the 2014 BookExpo America, the publishing…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction

    Charles Johnson and John Sopko testified on U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. John Sopko told committee members that a lot of money spent on Afghanistan reconstruction…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters on a number foreign policy issues, including the U.S.-Taliban prisoner exchange, violence in Iraq, and the five American troops who were killed in…

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