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    Defense Policy and the 2012 Presidential Election

    Participants talked about the differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney in defense department policy and national security. Among the topics they addressed were approaches to…

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    Afghanistan War Transition

    Panelists talked about about the complexities of development objectives in Afghanistan. Ron Neumann in his remarks said that the U.S. is hurting its own cause by not projecting…

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    Afghan Security Forces

    Military experts testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the progress of Afghan security forces as NATO forces are scheduled to withdraw…

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    Prospects for Defense Spending Cuts

    Panelists talked about Defense Department budget cuts set for January 2013 as a result of sequestration. Sequestration refers to the automatic federal budget cuts required by the…

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    Senator Ayotte on Defense Spending Cuts

    Senate Armed Services Committee Member Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution event on the implications of Defense Department budget cuts set for January…

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    Book Discussion on Bending History

    Robert Kagan moderated a discussion with the three co-authors of Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy. They talked about President Obama’s foreign policy successes and…

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    National Security Symposium, Opening Session

    General David Petraeus, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and Michael O’Hanlon spoke at the Reserve Officers Association Symposium. They talked about meeting national security…

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    U.S. Strategy Toward Asia and Pacific Region

    Experts talked about U.S. strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Among the topics they addressed were recent agreements with several Pacific Rim nations for military cooperation with…

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    Deficit Reduction Committee Recommendations

    Panelists talked about their recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

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    Federal Deficit and National Security

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion examining the impact of the deficit reduction deal on American national security and foreign policy. They said tax reform that…

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    Afghan Security Forces Training

    Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan, spoke and was interviewed by Michael O’Hanlon about the training of Afghanistan’s…

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    Future of the U.S. Marine Corps

    Marine Corps Commandant James Amos was interviewed by Michael O’Hanlon at the Brookings Institution. General Amos talked about U.S. challenges in Afghanistan, and the military…

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    U.S. Military Intervention in Libya

    Panelists talked about the implications of U.S. military actions in Libya. Among the issues they addressed were the purpose of the mission, the constitutionality of U.S. involvement in…

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    General Petraeus on Operations in Afghanistan

    General David Petraeus, who was in Washington D.C., for the week to testify before Congress, talked about the status of the war in Afghanistan. During the interview he talked about the…

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    Defense Industry and the Economy

    Panelists talked about the links between the defense and commercial sectors of the U.S. economy and the critical need for engineers and scientists in the U.S. to remain globally…

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    U.S. Defense Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about the need to reduce the U.S. defense budget, and its impact on the national debt and national security. Topics included weapons modernization…

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    Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

    Academics talked about the prospects of Senate passage of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

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    Military Modernization in India

    Participants talked about India’s military and military strategy. The co-authors of a new book on India’s military were among a panel of analysts who spoke about their…

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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    A former Pakistani ambassador and scholars on Afghanistan and Pakistan talked about the state of the U.S. mission and the future of international involvement in the military and civilian…

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    Nuclear Arms Control

    Panelists talked about the findings of a joint study by the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution and conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute study on the future of nuclear arms…

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