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    Targeted Killing of Terrorist Suspects Overseas

    Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings with aerial drones of American terrorist suspects overseas. In his opening…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

    Military branch chiefs testified on the results of the Department of Defense survey on repeal of the military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning service by…

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    U.S. Policy Options on Iran

    Panelists discussed U.S. policy options available to address challenges posed by Iran’s nuclear program. Among the topics they addressed were the possibility of military action…

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    Cyber Attack Scenario

    Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair James Cartwright and others took part in a role-playing game as part of a cybersecurity conference. The participants pretended a foreign country…

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    National Security and the Federal Budget

    Government and private-sector defense industry experts spoke to reporters and answered questions about the potential effects of defense budget cuts on national security.

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    U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke to reporters about the just-released Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), a report mandated by Congress. He said potential threats around the world…

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    Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Department Budget Proposals

    Secretary Gates talked about his proposed budget changes for the Department of Defense and outlined a $534 billion plan for fiscal year 2010. The proposed budget included increases for…

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    NATO Missile Defense

    Panelists talked about the future of the NATO military alliance, and its missile defense capabilities. Panelists included a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and several former Defense…

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    Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives

    Pentagon officials testified on Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the…

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    Military Action Against Qadhafi Forces in Libya

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates briefed reporters about the U.S. role in NATO’s military action against the forces of Moammar Qadhafi in Libya. He also announced plans to provide…

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    Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives

    Pentagon officials testified about Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the…

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    Afghanistan-Pakistan Annual Review

    General James E. Cartwright and Michèle Flournoy briefed reporters and answered questions concerning the Afghanistan-Pakistan Annual Review.

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    Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review

    President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke to reporters about the White House Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy review. The review…

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    European Missile Defense

    Witnesses testified on on President Obama’s decision to withdraw plans for a missile defense in Eastern Europe. Among the issues they addressed were strategic and technological…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Implementation

    Defense Department officials announced the department’s plan for implementing the repeal of its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays and lesbians serving in…

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    European Missile Defense Program

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman General James Cartwright answered questions about the cancellation of an European missile defense…

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    Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps…

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Nomination

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Admiral Michael G. Mullen for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

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    Defense Department Cyberspace Strategy

    Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn III and General James Cartwright, vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced the first Defense Department strategy for operating in…

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    Secretary Clinton on Middle East Political Unrest

    Following a meeting about Egypt with the vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and members of Congress, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she spoke about the need to avoid further…

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