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    Missile Defense Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Briefing

    Vice Admiral Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, updated reporters on his department’s portion of President Obama’s proposed $582.7 billion for defense spending in…

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    Secretary Ashton Carter on the Defense Budget

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter talked about the Pentagon’s budget and priorities. He outlined increases in spending to address global challenges involving Russian aggression,…

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    Book Discussion on Unmanned

    William Arkin talked about his book Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare, about the future of drone technology. In the book, he argues that too many moral…

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    Book Discussion on Objective Troy

    Scott Shane talked about his book, Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone, about President Obama’s authorization of targeted killings by drones and the…

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    Military Innovation

    Military and foreign policy experts talked about ways to improve the U.S. military, especially military procurement and keeping up with new technologies. “Preserving the U.S. Military…

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    Defense Department Reform and Innovation

    Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and military and national security experts talked about readiness and technology development issues at the Pentagon. They…

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    Drone Regulation

    Eli Dourado talked about an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) task force’s recommendation that all drones operated outdoors and weighing between eight ounces and 55 pounds should…

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    Future of Warfare

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the future of warfare. Topics included threats from Russia and China, computer hacking, and new military technology. Among the panelists were…

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    War, Cybersecurity, and International Law

    Ambassador Valentin Zellweger and a group of experts talked about war and the challenges of international law. The panelists focused on how the challenges posed by modern technology,…

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast on Military Cybersecurity

    Terry Halvorsen spoke with reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel. He talked about cybersecurity challenges facing the Pentagon. Marianne…

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. F-35 Joint Program Executive Director Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan and F-35 Integration…

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    Rules for Drone Users

    Bart Jansen of USA Today spoke by telephone about the Federal Aviation Administration’s plans to require recreational drone users to register their aircraft with the government.

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    Book Discussion on The Pentagon's Brain

    Annie Jacobsen talked about her book The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency, in which she provides a history of the…

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    Bayonet Usage During the Civil War

    Dana Shoaf talked about the history of the bayonet as a weapon and how changes in gun technology affected its use and practicality during the U.S. Civil War. He also described the…

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    Russia and China Military Relationship

    Paul Schwartz presented the findings of his recently published report, Russia’s Contribution to China’s Surface Warfare Capabilities: Feeding the Dragon. Then panelists talked…

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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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    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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    Birth of the B-29

    This 1945 War Department film documents the design, testing, and production of the B-29 “superfortress” bomber which was used in the air campaign against Japan in World War II…

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    Military Technology

    Technology industry representatives talked about the military’s use of technologies such as drones, robotics, and 3-D printing, and their potential applications for and by the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Sudden Justice

    Chris Woods talked about his book, Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars, about America’s use of drones in Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia and the reaction it has…

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