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    Islamic Radicalization

    Islam and foreign policy experts talked about the causes for the rise of radicalism in Iraq and Syria and the creation of militant groups such as ISIS*. They discussed the intentions of…

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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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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine

    Panelists talked about how the U.S. response to Russian intervention in Ukraine may affect international crises in the future and the Obama Administration’s objectives in the…

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    Afghan Presidential Election

    Michael O’Hanlon talked about what the Afghan presidential elections meant for U.S.-Afghan relations and for U.S. troops remaining in the country beyond 2014. Afghans went to the…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    U.S. Response to North Korean Threats

    Foreign policy experts talked about North Korea, recent escalation of tensions prompted by threats of a North Korean missile test, and how the United States should adjust foreign policy…

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    Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Allen talked about his time from mid-2011 through February 2013 as commander of the U.S. and NATO mission in Afghanistan. Topics included the progress by the Afghan…

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    U.S. Missile Defense Capability

    Michael O’Hanlon talked about the U.S. missile defense capability. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the 30th anniversary of…

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    Future of the U.S. Army

    General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of…

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