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    Newsmakers with Representative Mac Thornberry

    Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chair of the House Armed Services Committee, talked about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the fiscal year 2016 defense budget which was…

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    Book Discussion on Mayday Over Wichita

    D.W. Carter talked about his book, Mayday Over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History, about the 1965 crash of an U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker into an African…

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    Guantanamo Bay Prison Detainees

    Charles Stimson talked about the status of prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay and the Defense Department’s efforts to move dozens of detainees out of the detention facility.

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    Book Discussion on Another Great Day at Sea

    Geoff Dyer talked about his book, Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, about his experiences while living aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. …

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    Future of U.S. Navy

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus talked about the budgetary and resource challenges facing U.S. maritime services. He said that one of the advantages of using drones is that they get to areas…

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    Protecting U.S. Capitol Airspace

    Representative John Mica (R-FL), a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, talked about his committee’s efforts to better secure Washington, D.C., airspace following…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 2

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill.

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 1

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. 

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    Capitol Hill Gyrocopter Incident

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on an April 15, 2015, incident in which a man flew through restricted airspace to land his gyrocopter on the Capitol…

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    Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Cybersecurity

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered remarks on cybersecurity. Prior to her speech, she spoke about the protests and riots in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who…

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    Women in Combat, Defense Department Officials

    Pentagon representatives assessed the status of integrating women into combat roles since the 2013 rescission of the Defense Department’s ground combat policy that automatically…

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    Women in Combat, Firsthand Accounts of Women

    Panelists gave firsthand accounts of women who had participated in combat, including as part of Cultural Support Teams. Gayle Lemmon was the author Ashley’s War: The Untold Story…

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    Women and Camaraderie in the Military

    Panelists talked about unit cohesion in the military and the ways the concept has been instrumental in excluding women from combat. They focused on research showing that camaraderie…

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    Women in Combat, Panel on Standards

    Panelists discussed the different approaches military organizations had taken to setting and validating gender-neutral occupational standards for combat.  “Getting Standards…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Do you support or oppose U.S. drone policy?” Kevin Baron spoke by phone about the use of drones to combat…

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    President Obama Remarks on National Security and Drone Policy

    President Obama delivered remarks on the 10th anniversary of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Obama delivered remarks to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Office of…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke before an audience of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) students in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. He talked about the need for…

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    Effectiveness of U.S. Cybersecurity

    Michael Farrell talked about the Christian Science Monitor's recent article on the effectiveness of U.S. cybersecurity. He also talked about the two cybersecurity bills Congress…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Budget for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

    Secretary Robert McDonald testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The proposed budget was $168.8 billion, including funding to…

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    After Words with Elaine Lowry Brye

    Elaine Lowry Brye talked about her book, Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Homefront, about her experiences during the…

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