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    History of the U.S. Coast Guard

    Thomas Ostrom talked about the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, from its beginning under Alexander Hamilton in 1790 through its service in the Civil War, World Wars, and present…

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    Book Discussion on Base Nation

    David Vine talked about his book Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. He questioned the necessity of the 800 military bases the U.S. maintains around the…

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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Peter Cook briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of military-related issues. This was Press Secretary Cook’s first briefing as spokesman for the Pentagon. …

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    Defense Department Briefing on the State of Air Force

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh spoke to reporters and answered question on the state of the Air Force. They also detailed…

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    Women in Military Combat

    Gayle Tzemach Lemmon talked by video from Aspen, Colorado, about the future of women in combat roles. She also talked about the two women who that week were the first to graduate from…

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    Book Discussion on Big Science

    Michael Hiltzik talked about his book Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex, in which he recalls when scientific and technological…

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    Asia-Pacific Maritime Security

    Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs David Shear gave the press a briefing on the maritime security strategy report for the Asia-Pacific region. He…

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    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter News Conference

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of military-related issues, including the future of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and the…

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    Commercial Drone Regulation

    Regulators and industry leaders testified at a hearing on proposed federal rules for unmanned aerial vehicles known as drones. Questions from committee members were primarily about…

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    Defense Spending and the Economy

    Panelists talked about the effect of changes in the defense industry and reductions in military spending on the U.S. economy and its continued recovery. “The Defense Economy and…

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    Army Chief of Staff Retirement Ceremony

    U.S Army Officials held a transition in responsibility ceremony honoring outgoing Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno, who retired after 39 years of service to the Army, and his…

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    World War II Allied Air War

    Professor Don Miller talked about the air war during World War II. He spoke about what daily life was like for U.S. and British airmen in World War II, the roles of each member of a…

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    Memorial Service in Chattanooga

    A memorial service was held in McKenzie Arena for the sailor and four Marines killed in the July 16, 2015, attack of two military recruiting and reserve centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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    Allied Strategy in the Pacific

    James Perry spoke about diplomatic relations among the Allies during World War II, and their influence on military strategies in the Pacific. “American Strategy and the Asia-Pacific…

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    Cybersecurity

    Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig talked about the nature of cybersecurity and cyber threats in the modern national security landscape, and offered suggestions for how governments and…

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    Future of the U.S. Army

    General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the U.S. Army and his tenure as chief of staff. This was to be his last news conference before being replaced by General Mark Milley on…

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    U.S. Military Approach Toward China

    Mark Perry talked about his recent piece in Politico examining Department of Defense infighting over the Pentagon’s AirSea Battle doctrine, which outlines military strategy in the event of…

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    Naval Aviation Policy

    Navy and Marine Corps leaders talked about the state of the fleet in Naval Aviation and national maritime policy. “Naval Aviation” was part of the Maritime Security Dialogue…

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    Special Operations and Intelligence

    Former Defense Department officials talked about the role of special operations and intelligence in 21st century warfare and in the battles against al Qaeda and the ISIL.* Journalist…

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