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    Panel on Withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan

    A panel discussion was held on the merits of withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan. The panelists also talked about what did and did not work in Iraq and President Obama’s plans…

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    After Words with Ivan Eland

    Ivan Eland talked about his book Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty (Independent Institute; January 9, 2009). In his book Mr. Eland ranks the…

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    Book Discussion on Recarving Rushmore

    Ivan Eland talked about his book, Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty (Independent Institute; January 9, 2009). The book ranks the presidents on the…

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    After Words with Andrew Bacevitch

    Andrew Bacevich talked about his book The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (Metropolitan Books; August 5, 2008). In his book he argues that the United States is headed…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy and Superpower Status

    Mr. Gvosdev moderated a roundtable discussion featuring Jan Bremmer, Charles Pena, Anatol Lieven, and Graham Fuller as panelists to address the topic, “America: A Crippled…

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    Innovative Solutions for Iraq

    The panelists discussed solutions to the current problems of U.S. involvement in Iraq that despite recent elections in Iraq include a constitutional crisis, continued terrorism, a Sunni…

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    Terrorism, Security and U.S. Purpose

    A two-day policy-making forum called “Terrorism, Security and America’s Purpose: Towards a More Comprehensive Strategy” was held to mark the fourth anniversary of the…

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    CPAC 2005 Book Interview

    Mr. Eland talked about his book, The Empire Has No Clothes.

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    Military Transformation

    Panelists talked about changes the U.S. military should make to deal with changes in warfare. Topics included strategic planning and assessment, risk evaluation, costs of change,…

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    War Against Iraq

    Participants debated the merits of war against Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were the goals of any potential military action against Iraq, the need to resume weapons inspection…

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    Arms Sales to Taiwan

    Panelists discussed whether the United States should sell more advanced weapons to Taiwan. They also discussed the relationship between the countries and if the U.S. should strengthen…

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    Defense Department Personnel Levels

    Participants debated the pros and cons of a plan to transform several Army brigades into lighter and faster forces. Among the issues they addressed were costs, effectiveness and the…

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    Aboard a Boomer: USS Wyoming, Day 2

    The USS Wyoming and its crew were profiled through footage shot while the submarine was at sea for training. The Wyoming is an Ohio-class fleet ballistic missile submarine, with 24…

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    U.S. Response to Terrorism

    Participants will discuss potential responses to future terrorist attacks such as military responses, responses by law enforcement agencies and economic measures.

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    Homosexuals in the Military

    Participants debated whether homosexuals should be allowed to serve openly in the military. Among the issues they addressed were the numbers being discharged under the…

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    Abandoning the Two-War Strategy Panel 2

    These panelists examined the impact of abandoning the two-war strategy on the mix of regular and reserve forces in the U.S. military. This was part of a symposium examining the…

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    Abandoning the Two-War Strategy Panel 1

    This was part of a symposium examining the implications of the National Defense Panel recommendations that the U.S. military should no longer prepared for two simultaneous theater…

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    Defense Spending Issues

    Panelists examined current and future levels of defense spending. They discussed the proper level of defense spending in the post Cold War world and the relationship between changing…

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