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    ISIS Threat to the U.S.

    James Jay Carafano talked about U.S response to the threat from ISIS.* Among other topics, he discussed included possible airstrikes or other strategies against Syria, the impact of…

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    Politics of Immigration

    Panelists talked about state and federal policy surrounding the increase of Central American illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Then, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R)…

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    Philanthropy and Defense Investment

    Panelists talked about the use of philanthropy for defense funding. They discussed areas in which philanthropic investment was most needed, and a potential framework for philanthropic…

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    Leadership Program of the Rockies, James Carafano

    James Carafano spoke at the Leadership Program of the Rockies annual conference. He talked about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the Obama…

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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine

    Panelists talked about the implications of Russian intervention in Ukraine and provided U.S. foreign policy recommendations. They also discussed U.S. commitment to the new Start Treaty…

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    Conflict in Eastern Congo, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged…

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    Defense Department Role in Domestic Disasters

    Panelists talked about the Defense Department’s role in assisting civilian authorities during domestic disasters and unrest.They spoke about law enforcement challenges during…

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    Non-Governmental Veteran Support Assistance

    Representatives from non-governmental organizations talked about assistance programs they offer for veterans and their families. Warriors and Quiet Waters teaches wounded veterans to…

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    Firearms for Airline Flight Crews

    Representative Chip Cravaack (R-MN), a retired commercial airline pilot, made an emotional appeal for preserving the federal program that trains and arms airline flight crews. The…

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    Military and Defense Cuts

    James Carafano talked about the effects on the Defense Department of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction’s failure to reach an agreement. He responded to telephone…

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    U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

    Panelists discussed the new Heritage Foundation survey looking at international data on global and domestic terrorism. According to the survey, terrorists have made over 38,000 attacks…

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    U.S. Homeland Security Challenges

    The Heritage Foundation held a forum on the findings of its new report on challenges to homeland security a decade after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In their discussion…

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    Electromagnetic Pulse Threat

    Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) and others talked about the threat of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to the U.S. infrastructure. An EMP, produced by detonating human-made devices or…

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    President Obama's Speech on Libya

    James Carafano talked about President Obama’s speech on Libya. Among his remarks he said that the president “glossed over” some of the vital questions about…

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    Impact of Oil Spill on the Gulf Coast Economy

    Panelists talked about the Obama administration’s response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the impact of the spill and federal response on local…

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    Defense Spending

    James Carafano and Bernard Finel talked about the deficit and national security ramifications of cutting defense spending. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Climate Change Impact on Economy and National Security

    Witnesses testified about global climate change and its potential impact on national security. Among the topics they addressed were potential security challenges posed by displaced…

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    Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

    Frances Townsend delivered the keynote address at a Heritage Foundation event on what the federal, state, and local governments should do to effectively protect the homeland. Topics…

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    Homeland Security and the Federal Government

    Experts and leaders in homeland security participated in a Heritage Foundation event on what the federal, state, and local governments should do to effectively protect the…

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    Iran's Nuclear Threat

    The panel discussed the status of U.S. relations with Iran. They focused on the nuclear weapons program and the implications of the social unrest that swept through Iran following the…

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