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    Alleged Iranian Covert Operations

    Witnesses testified on recent allegations that Iran attempted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the U.S., and Iran’s other international covert operations. Among the topis…

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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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    U.S. Military Action in Libya

    Lawrence Korb talked about the current situation in Libya as well as the so-called “Obama doctrine” and how the administration’s strategy on foreign relations is forming…

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    Obama Administration Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    The Center for American Progress hosted a forum on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Retired General James Jones, national security adviser for the Obama administration, called on Pakistan to…

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    Peace in Afghanistan

    The co-chairs of the Century Foundation’s International Task Force on Afghanistan talked about the release of the group’s report on the prospects for peace in…

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    Iraqi Budget Surplus

    Witnesses testified about the current Iraqi budget surplus, Iraqi political governance, and levels of U.S. financial assistance to Iraq. The Government Accountability Office (GAO)…

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    Cost of Afghanistan War

    Lawrence Korb talked about the Center for American Progress report on paying for the Afghanistan war being, being released later that day. He also responded to telephone calls and…

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    Progressive Policy Agendas

    A panel presented progressive domestic policy initiatives. Shirley Sagawa proposed “An SBA for Non-Profits"' Jason Bordoff proposed "Pay-As-You-Drive Car Insurance"; and Lael…

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    Future Peace Efforts in Afghanistan

    Foreign policy experts talked about Afghanistan President Karzai’s leadership and ways the United States could negotiate peace in Afghanistan. Other topics included the Taliban,…

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    Status of War in Afghanistan

    Lawrence Korb talked about the situation in Afghanistan, including General Stanley McChrystal’s recommendation that the U.S. send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan. He also…

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    U.S.-Iraq Relations

    A joint subcommittee hearing was held on a proposed agreement between the United States and Iraq, outlined in the “Declaration of Principles” signed by President Bush and the…

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    Judging George W. Bush

    Panelists presented papers at a symposium on the George W. Bush presidency. William Galston presented his paper, “Missed Opportunities: Conflict and Polarization in the Bush…

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    Military Draft

    The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on whether a military draft was necessary to meet overseas military commitments. An article in the Washington Monthly had argued…

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    Medical Ethics in the Age of Terrorism

    Moderated by former Defense Department Assistant Secretary Korb, the panelists debated the use of detainees' medical records to capitalize on illness, phobias, and other vulnerabilities for…

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    Book Discussion on The Good Fight

    The panelists discussed Peter Beinart’s book, The Good Fight: Why Liberals--and Only Liberals--Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, published by…

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    Book Discussion on The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars

    Robert Hormats was interviewed on stage before an audience about his book, The Price of Liberty: Paying for America’s Wars, published by Times Books. In the book he traced the…

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    Redeployment of U.S. Forces

    General Keane and Mr. Korb testified about planning for the redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq. Among the issues they addressed were the political and security situation in…

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    Foreign Policy and the Bush Presidency

    Panelists presented papers at a symposium on the George W. Bush presidency. In a portion of the symposium focusing on foreign policy issues, Lawrence Korb spoke about “Forging an…

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    Abu Ghraib Prison Investigations

    Mr. Korb, former Assistant Defense Secretary for the Reagan administration, 1981-85, talked about the investigations into U.S. treatment of detainees in Abu Ghraid prison in…

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