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    Future of U.S. Navy Fleet

    Undersecretary Robert Work spoke about the future of the U.S. Navy’s surface combat fleet. He focused on budgetary constraints and proposals to reduce the size of the surface…

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    Eisenhower's Military-Industrial Complex Speech

    A forum was held in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address in which he spoke to about the military-industrial complex. Scholars compared…

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    Defense Spending Cuts

    The Sustainable Defense Task Force presented the findings of its report on the Pentagon’s possible contribution to deficit reduction. They focused on recommendations for areas in…

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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address Forum

    The Cato Institute held a forum in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address in which he spoke to about the military-industrial…

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    Book Discussion on Terrorizing Ourselves

    Christopher Preble, a co-editor, and Paul Pillar, a contributor to the book, spoke about Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy is Failing and How to Fix It (Cato…

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    Terrorism and Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

    Three panels at a day-long forum on terrorism focused on the future of terrorism and U.S. responses to the threat of terrorism. Among the topics addressed were terrorist tactics and…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    Panelists talked about U.S. diplomatic options in policy toward Iran. Topics included the history or relations between the U.S. and Iran, Israel, and the obstacles to a resolution both…

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    The Economic Effects of Military Spending

    Panelists aruged the impact on the U.S. economy of automatic military spending reductions. As part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, across-the-board federal budget spending cuts,…

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    Obama Administration Counterterrorism Policy

    Panelists talked about the first year of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Topics included the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253.…

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    Nuclear Weapons Policy

    Panelist talked about the continuing influence of Soviet Union-era practices on U.S. nuclear weapons policies, and the need for new approaches. The two panelists had recently authored…

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    2010 Public Policy Perspectives, Part 1

    Cato Institute fellows talked about a variety of issues including the global economy, the future of financial institutions, and efforts to combat terrorism.

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    Discussion on Containment in Afghanistan

    Foreign policy experts spoke about strategic options and U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Among the issues they addressed were military disengagement, regional security and political…

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    Book Discussion on The Korean Conundrum

    Ted Galen Carpenter and Doug Bandow talked about their book The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea, published by Palgrave Macmillan. The…

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    Terrorist Group Strategic Threats

    A panel discussion was held on the current status of al-Qaeda and various other terrorist groups. Topics included setbacks suffered by some groups and new groups that have…

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    Counterterrorism Strategy

    Stephen Coll talked about counter terrorism strategies and policies of President-Elect Obama’s administration. He focused on inherited policies and strategies and what he…

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    U.S. Military Power and Global Affairs

    The Cato Institute held a forum on the role of military force in U.S. foreign policy, alternates to militarism in meeting diplomatic goals, Americans' attitudes toward war, and the recent…

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    Book Discussion on The End of Alliances

    Rajan Menon talked about his book The End of Alliances, published by Oxford University Press. He argued that the U.S. should consider ending the alliances it has developed since the…

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    The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency

    Panelists talked about U.S. military tactics against counterinsurgents employing unconventional military tactics. Topics included lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan, cultural problems…

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    Counterterrorism After September 11

    Robert Pape presented the findings of his most recent research, “Suicide Terrorism and Democracy: What We’ve Learned Since 9/11.” He concluded that suicide terrorism…

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    All-Volunteer Army

    Participants talked about the future of the all-volunteer force and structuring the U.S. military to meet future treats. Among the issues they addressed were recruitment and retention,…

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