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    Defense Department Restructuring

    Think tank representatives from across the political spectrum talked about defense spending and the competing plans from the president and Congress to cut spending while maintaining…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Lawrence Korb on Afghanistan

    Lawrence Korb talked about the new U.S. policy in Afghanistan. He responded to telephone calls and electronic correspondence.

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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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    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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    Obama National Security Team

    Lawrence Korb talked about President-elect Obama’s formal announcement of his national security team yesterday, including his choices for Secretary of State (Senator Hillary Clinton),…

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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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    Iraq Troop Withdrawal Strategy

    The Center for American Progress released an updated version of their report “How to Redeploy: Implementing a Responsible Drawdown of U.S. Forces from Iraq.” The report…

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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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    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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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Representative Joe Sestak spoke about “Iraq and National Security: A Military Transformation.” He argued that a strong military is essential to reclaiming control of core U.S.…

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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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