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    Senator Ted Cruz on National Security

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 presidential candidate, spoke about his national security priorities following the Paris terrorist attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino,…

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    Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

    Panelists talked about the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policy and strategy, and what it means for U.S. national security and for President Obama’s successor in 2017.…

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    Representative McCaul on Islamic Extremism

    House Homeland Security Committee Chair Mike McCaul (R-TX) talked about the threat of Islamist extremism and the need to fight it overseas. He described what he called the “new…

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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Charges

    James Carafano talked about the previous-day U.S. Army announcement that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been charged with desertion. Sergeant Bergdahl left his Army post in Afghanistan in…

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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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