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    Book Discussion on Holy War, Inc.

    Mr. Bergen spoke about his book Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden, published by The Free Press. The book draws on extensive interviews with terrorist…

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    Targeted Killing of Terrorist Suspects Overseas

    Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings with aerial drones of American terrorist suspects overseas. In his opening…

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    After Words with Peter Bergen

    CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen discussed his comprehensive look at the war on terror. The bestselling author of Holy War, Inc. went inside al-Qaeda to provide the…

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    Book Discussion on Blinking Red

    Michael Allen, majority staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, talked about his book, Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after…

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    National Security and Foreign Policy

    Former State and Defense Department officials and former Middle East adviser Dennis Ross talked about President Obama’s challenges in foreign policy and national…

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    Book Discussion on Surge

    Peter Mansoor, General David Petraeus’s executive officer in 2007 and 2008, talked about his book, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War, in…

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    State of U.S. Safety Ten Years After September 11, 2001

    Peter Bergen and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross debated the question of whether the United States is safer in the present than before September 11, 2001. They talked about lessons learned from the…

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    Book Discussion on Talibanistan

    Peter Bergen and a panel of contributors to the book, Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics and Religion talked about the threat posed by extremists who operate in…

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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the implications of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan at a Middle East Policy Council panel. 
    Former CIA Division Chief Frank Anderson talked about…

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    Terrorism and Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

    Three panels at a day-long forum on terrorism focused on the future of terrorism and U.S. responses to the threat of terrorism. Among the topics addressed were terrorist tactics and…

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    Egypt, Libya, and Syria Unrest

    Barak Barfi talked about his his recent visits to Egypt and Syria, where he traveled to the province of Aleppo and met with rebel leaders, as well as the six months he spent in Libya in…

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    U.S. Use of Military Force

    Panelists talked about the U.S. use of military force. Following the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001, Congress gave the President permission to use force to hold accountable…

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    Effective Interrogation Techniques

    Matthew Alexander talked about interrogation techniques. Mr. Alexander is the former senior military interrogator who led the interrogation team in Iraq that found Abu Musab…

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    Online Radicalization and Violent Extremism

    Homeland Security and Islamic advocacy group officials talked about “online radicalization.” The term refers to the opportunity the Internet provides violent extremists to…

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    National Security Agenda

    Defense and foreign policy scholars discussed the U.S. national security agenda in the Middle East, North Africa and the Asia Pacific regions and the role of national security issues in the…

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    Book Discussion on Fortress Israel

    Patrick Tyler talked about his book, Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country - And Why They Can’t Make Peace, in which he reveals the influence…

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    Guantánamo Bay Prisoners

    Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They talked about the impact of the prison on U.S. credibility, the number of trials held in the 11…

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    Book Discussion on Hostage Nation

    Co-authors Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes talked about the rise of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Colombian and U.S. governments' efforts to combat the group, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Hunt for KSM

    Josh Meyer, former chief terrorism reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talked about the decade-long search for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001,…

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    Book Discussion on Leaderless Jihad

    Marc Sageman talked about his book Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century, published by University of Pennsylvania Press. His book rejects the idea that certain…

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