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    Consequences of Surveillance

    Panelists talked about the political and public consequences of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic surveillance programs. Matthew Olsen, the director of the National…

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    Balancing Security and Liberty

    Former Governor Jim Gilmore (R-VA) and Charlie Kirk participated in a debate on the issue of national security and privacy. Jim Gilmore said that we were at war with terrorists and the…

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    Veterans Health Care Improvements

    Military Times congressional reporter Leo Shane talked by telephone about White House executive actions aimed at improving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services as well…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a line reserved for veterans, were open for viewer comments on the Obama administration’s announcement the previous day of executive actions aimed at…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald at American Legion Convention

    Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald spoke at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. He outlined changes that had already been implemented to reduce the VA…

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    Senators Burr and Hagan at American Legion Convention

    Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) spoke at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention in the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    President Obama at American Legion Convention

    President Obama spoke at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. He announced several executive actions to help veterans, including expanded…

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    Military Options in Dealing with Middle East Terrorists

    Andrew Tilghman talked about the Defense Department’s role in countering ISIL* in Iraq as the U.S. continues airstrikes in the country even as the Iraqi forces face internal political…

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    Eric Greenwald on Security Threats

    White House cybersecurity adviser Eric Greenwald talked about efforts to educate the public and businesses on ways to better secure their computer systems and share information. He…

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    Book Discussion on In the Kingdom of Ice

    Hampton Sides talked about his book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, in which he recounts the U.S. naval expedition to the North Pole in…

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    Philanthropy and Defense Investment

    Panelists talked about the use of philanthropy for defense funding. They discussed areas in which philanthropic investment was most needed, and a potential framework for philanthropic…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Are police forces in the United States becoming too militarized?” Daniel Newhauser talked by phone about the…

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    Book Discussion on War of the Whales

    Joshua Horwitz talked about his book, War of the Whales: A True Story, about the U.S. Navy’s submarine detection system that worked by flooding areas of the ocean with high-intensity…

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    National Security Agency Priorities

    Admiral Michael Rogers talked about the role of the National Security Agency (NSA) in protecting the nation, and the relationship between the NSA, U.S. Cyber Command, and the intelligence…

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    Book Discussion on Valentine T. McGillycuddy

    Candy Moulton talked about her book, Valentine T. McGillycuddy: Army Surgeon, Agent of the Sioux, in which she explores the life and career of U.s Army surgeon Valentine T. McGillycuddy,…

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    Representative Scalise on the State of Congress

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) delivered keynote remarks to the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce. He criticized President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Senate…

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    Secretary McDonald Remarks at AMVETS Convention

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke at the 70th Annual American Veterans National Convention held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. He pledged to improve VA health care…

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    Veterans' Health Care

    Leo Shane was interviewed by telephone about veterans' health care. He said that although President Obama had signed a reform bill into law, changes would take time to be…

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    Veterans' Health Care Spotlight

    This program included portions of C-SPAN programming on problems with veterans' health care and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans' Health Care Bill Negotiations 320698-1 …

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    Smartphones and Veterans' Health Care

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) talked about his plan to improve veterans' health care through the use of smartphones. He criticized government bureaucracy and said…

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