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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the role of social media in recruiting for terrorist organizations. The witnesses outlined the online tactics and capabilities of ISIS* and other…

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    U.S. Hostage Policy

    The New America Foundation hosted a discussion on U.S. hostage policy. Panelists included former FBI negotiator Gary Noesner; Debra Tice, the mother of Austin Rice; an American…

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    Assistant Attorney General John Carlin on Cybersecurity

    Assistant Attorney General Carlin talked about cyber threats such as other countries stealing financial information and called for cybersecurity legislation. He was interviewed by…

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    National Security and Terrorism Threat

    National security and cybersecurity experts talked about the Bipartisan Policy Center’s report on the threats from ISIL*, al Qaeda, and other jihadist groups. The event was held…

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    Future of Media in Afghanistan

    Afghan journalists and Voice of American and BBC media executives talked about the future of media and press relations in Afghanistan. Topics included the state of investigative reporting…

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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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    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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    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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    Terror Threat Assessment

    Panelists spoke about a recent report on the threat to national security posed by terrorists. Among the topics they addressed were al-Qaida interests in the Syrian civil war, blurring…

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    The Search For Bin Laden

    Terrorism expert Peter Bergen, author of the book, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad, and Greg Barker, who produced and directed an HBO documentary based on…

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    Former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, former Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Said Jawad, and others talked about American relations with Pakistan as U.S. winds down its…

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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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    National Security and the 2012 Election

    National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential candidates stand on the major foreign policy and defense issues. Topics included recent…

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    Drone Strikes and Counterterrorism

    Two counterterrorism experts talked about the drone strike program and the people and groups it targets. They said the Obama administration’s expanded use of drone strikes may be…

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