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    Democracy in Somalia

    Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud talked about the challenges facing democracy in his nation. President Mohamud said he would not call groups like al-Shabaab and the Islamic State…

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    Defense Policy

    Representatives Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rick Larsen (D-WA), both members of the House Armed Services Committee, talked about the future of U.S. strategic defense policy issues, including…

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    South Asia Elections and Governance

    Panelists talked about elections in Afghanistan and India, and effects those elections could have on governance in both countries. They also spoke about the relationships among…

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    Future of U.S. Ground Forces

    Army and Marine Corps officers talked about the future of land power and U.S. ground forces at a Brookings Institution event titled, “The Future of Land Power and U.S. Ground…

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    U.S. Military in Afghanistan

    Michael O’Hanlon talked about violence in the Afghanistan, discussions between the U.S. and Afghanistan regarding U.S. military presence after 2014, and the readiness of Afghans to…

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    President Obama, Congress, and Military Action in Syria

    Former State and Defense Department officials and a former CIA analyst talked about the possibility of U.S. military strikes on Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons against…

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    Defense Department Budget Cuts

    Defense experts talked about the Pentagon’s review of the ten-year effects of President Obama’s military budget reduction plan along with the sequestration-based cuts as…

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    Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Defense Department officials testified on the cost, schedule, and performance of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

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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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