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    Special Operations and Iraq

    General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab…

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    State of the Marine Corps

    Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos talked about the future of the Marine Corps. After his remarks he was interviewed by Mr. O’Hanlon and responded to questions from…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Afghanistan Elections and U.S. Troop Withdrawal

    Former NATO commander General John Allen and other experts on Afghanistan’s talked about the country’s upcoming presidential election and the planned withdrawal of foreign…

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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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    Defense Spending and National Security

    Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the…

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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine

    Fiona Hill, Michael O’Hanlon and Steven Pifer talked about Russian intervention in Ukraine, the international response, and the future relationship between the two…

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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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    Deficit Reduction Committee Recommendations

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

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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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